Any word on conditions at the Beehive or the Sphinx? Curious if it could be worth a weekend visit.
I went into the Beehive about 2 weeks ago. We were able to ski in the entire way with pretty stable snow conditions. There was very little ice on the face....mostly unconsolidated snow with snice. But the past two weeks have brought moisture and temp swings! Who knows! If you head up there let us know!
Cheers and happy exploring!
I was up in Big Sky today and able to scope out Beehive's south face. There was ice in the major crack systems but it was hard to tell the quality of the ice. Things can change pretty quick up there for better or worse.
click here for some spray/conditions beta from a couple of weeks ago. I turned around at the trailhead last friday due to very warm temps and a completely saturated snowpack. I'd say keep an eye for the next cool dip in temps and a nice cloudy morning. the standard and land of rape and honey will likely be fat.
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