Low cloudbase around 1200m over Woodside meant it was dicey to fly west, especially since the two times I tried it I kept getting 2.5m/s down, so I gave up on that idea and headed east instead. Lots of air traffic at the powerline project at Agassiz Mountain: I passed over a heli just spinning up on his log platform heli-pad, and one of those huge tandem rotor helicopters passed by twice, plus several floatplanes heading up Harrison Lake. Note to pilots: keep eyes and ears peeled when crossing from Agassiz to Bear this spring!
Cloudbase was marginally better at Bear (1400m) so crossed to Ludwig, arriving at 700m and a comfortable climbout on the windy corner. But it was quite shady on the Bridal side, only Alan was flying that side, and the clouds were doing that coming-over-the-back-and-spreading-out thing, creating a shelf of cloud and shade that extended over the highway.
|Still some deep patches of snow to get stuck in :)|
Unfortunately, despite having plenty of time for in-flight photos, my camera battery died due to the cold. The only one I got while the battery was still warm was on launch of the obligatory stuck-in-the-snow truck ;)