First, there was a recon mission the previous day, August 31st, to make sure that skiable snow would be available.
The blue arrow points to the "October Patch" - this was taken from the shoreline of Caples Lake.
The next day coastal fog moved pretty far inland and\or smoke from the Rim FIre drifted north.
Here is our view from Carson Pass:
Roundtop is somewhere up there.
Looking back down on the approach:
Woods Lake is down there somewhere.
You can sort of see Sisters:
Looking across Roundtop Lake up at Roundtop:
Another view across Roundtop Lake:
Rossi is in the foreground. The Driveway Patch is on the other side of Roundtop Lake. Since it was only big enough to park a small motorcycle, we headed out further to the "October Patch"
Rossi flies down first:
Rossi and Gone2Alpine:
Looking down from the top of the "October Patch"
Caples Lake is somewhere down there.
Stev is heading toward Gone2Alpine's Bro tips:
Rossi and Gone2Alpine in front of the "October Patch"
Gone2Alpine is up to 36 consecutive months (3 years!) skiing. I'm up to 119 consecutive months skiing.