Photos and text by Nick Matisse
After spending a day around camp with zero visibility, the weather popped and we woke to bluebird skies and little wind. All lines shown are accessed from the Worthington glacier. Despite warm weather at the parking lot, above 3000 ft the snow was dry, soft, and supportive on northerly protected aspects. It’s been a little strange entering an entirely different snowpack after the season in Colorado, but we’ve been digging lots of pits and trying to get a better sense what’s happening. As seen in the pictures, stability in the upper snowpack is still an issue. We’re back in Anchorage now, but plan to do a day or two of touring around Turnagain pass and then head back to Valdez to finish out the trip.