Nice, if long, ski tour, too bad the road is a bit tedious, especially on the way out (long flat sections).
We took advantage of the forecasted sunny break on Thursday and got it almost right. Our timing was off by maybe 30 minutes. The clouds moved in as we were about 150 m below the summit and although it got a bit better we had flat light for most of the descent.
Wet snow (combined with crusty section below Iditarod Lake) all the way to 2000m. Saw several Size 1 natural releases on SE near ridge tops and few Size 1 point releases below rocks on the same aspect. My guess they were a day old.
A really hard wind compressed snow with 5 cm of fresh snow on Brandywine above 2100m. Skied down the short N face of Brandywine Mt: stability was good, nothing moved, nice coastal powder.
NE aspects between Brandywine and Metal Dome Glacier: heavy snow, no pole detected layers up to 100 cm, some pinwheeling but no sloughing. From treeline to the road: heavy wet snow in the openings and hard, rough and fast surface beneath trees.
No whumphing, no cracking all day.
Have fun, be safe.