Not sure what possessed me to boot up to Rattlesnake, but I successfully got up to East Peak and back.
Snow conditions were variable, but the general theme was postholing, postholing, through rounding grains.
In the spots where rain/precip hadn’t fallen, the snow more closely resembled old storm snow.
Horrible day for booting 😂. Bootpen was 3”-2’, with the lion’s share being on the deeper side (2’). I ran into some really deep drifts too (at least 3’).