west bud

Submitted by el topo on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 12:08
I went for a tour up the West Bud on the evening of the 23rd. Although ice was not my objective, and I am unfamiliar with many of the common waterfall routes, several formations stood out for their aesthetics, albeit lean appearance. About 16? of settled snow provided a sweet moonlit ski up to and around Mystic Lake, which was 90% open and quite full. I would highly recommend an ice outing to the area, but may suggest giving it a week or two before fat conditions could be found.