Report from The Sled Den
Monday, April 20, 2015

It’s been a quiet few days at The Sled Den….

Today was Ryan’s first ride since his sled accident…...he was doing a jump with a 10 ft drop …but his sled bogged and he nose-dived.... The side of the sled cut into his leg like a 3” knife……quite deep with some slight muscle damage.......lots of stitches..... but he’s doing ok

We rode from sea level and as we went up, we saw the snow increase….a lot. At first it was just 2 feet but then, by the time we were at 1200’ there was closer to 6 - 7’. ….. 2500’ and up, it' s still winter. Too hard to ride yet and no snow has melted up there…..sure, a little in the sun but none in the trees!

The Mountainforecast says SNOW....we will see! Big snow…...!! I hope ‘cause it would rock to ride pow this late. We had a blast under 2000 ft ‘cause it was really soft….after that, it’s winter pretty much still.

Looks like it’s the end of anything at sea level in another week…..unless we get some big rain or really warm temps, the snow will probably last into June.  Might head out tomorrow to set up some Bear areas…..the season starts May 15th. They will usually stay away ‘cause of the noise…..but you have to keep an eye out 'cause there are lots of them down here. Saw tracks around the truck last year when we rode 2 different times. .....another reason to have a can….lol…..

..........look carefully .........see that bit of green string ........in front of the sled? ......it's an 8 foot avy pole.......still that deep....!

In the meantime, met another backcountry dweller….


                                                                                         ……. Jack

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