A group of Guides spent the day dodging rain in the valleys in exchange for snow below Wedge Mtn. yesterday. We drove the logging roads to about 1100m. Rain turned to sleet at tree line and to snow shortly thereafter but there was no accumulation until around 2100m. Our high point was around 2600m where there was 10cm HST wind blown into drifts up to 30cm deep. As the firn line was somewhere around 2400m, one our parties had some adventures dodging crevasses with everyone in the team poking at least a leg into a freshly hidden hole at some point. New snow and wind have made glacier travel more “game on” with lots of thinly “bridged” crevasses. This snow was pretty moist, however, and may melt rather quickly with sun in the next day or so. Looks like more snow is on the way so taking a rope even on familiar glacier routes is advised.
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