On Saturday we skied up toward Kearsage Pass, meeting several other skiers and dogs. We skied the bowl above Gilbert and Flower Lakes, just below the steep wall that leads to Big Pothole Lake and the pass. The snow, which fell not too long before, was excellent in the morning, but softened into slush as we went down. I found that my deep slush technique needed a lot of improvement, not to mention softer skis.
On Sunday we skied above Robinson Basin, which was excellent. We ran into a bunch of hard-core telemarkers from Bishop, whom we knew. The second photo shows the fundamental approach to avalanche safety in the springtime -- get up early and get off the mountain before the snow gets wet. Be sure and bring dogs, lawn chairs and refreshments.