Full-on powder day at Bennet Peak. A healthy dose of 16 inches of new, accompanied with some wind in the last 24hr left a clean slate up high. While coverage is still thin at the lower elevations, once you top out on the shelf above 7,000' the snow gets heavenly right now. Nice light snow with a supportive base for some grip, made for perfect carving and climbing. We made it up to the highest legal snowmobile location in the Wallowas (8,300'), and there was still a firm melt/freeze layer that high under the new snow.

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Pete's Point

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