Wondering what to do on an ugly rainy wet Sunday, so wepacked up the snowshoes and headed up Alouette. After seeing John and Kates great pictures, we were pretty excited to getback to see some snow. From parking lot to Evans plateau was very muddy, sloppy, slushy wet , and raining heavy. We werehappy we had our plastic ponchos. On wardsfrom the plateau the snow progressively got heavier and was sticking, making itstill quite slippery underneath. After the turn off, snow continued to getdeeper, we definitely needed our snowshoes after this point. We made it to thelook out just before the boulder field where the snow was about 5-6 deep. Incredibly soft powder. We were post holingbetween 12-18 inches and at some points 30 inches or more, even with MSRlightening ascent 30ís.
We decided to turn around at this point as there was no view,it was snowing heavily, the peak was socked right in and time wasnít on ourside.
Trip down was slow and slippery..but was still a great day outwith fantastic scenery.