We skied to the head of the valley before turning west and heading up the first ridge north of Christiana.
By the time we climbed above the treeline the mist had come down and we couldn't see much. There were ccasional glimpses towards McGill Pass where we came out from the Three Pass Traverse last spring.
We skied along the edge of the trees down into the basin south of the ridge. The storm snow was sloughing very fast and made us quite wary. There had been a long dry spell and the new was sitting on top of surface hoar or sun-crust or a combination of the two.
We put the skins on and climbed up the basin for another run. When we ran out of sparse trees to guide us in the flat light we gave it up and skied back down the long mellow run to the valley bottom. This is really just a broad avalanche path a lot like NRC Gully (and felt equally spooky).
Once at the bottom, instead of climbing back up to the hiking trail on the opposite side we tried to ski out along the creek. This was a really nice way to ski back to the road and much more pleasant than the hiking trail. Although I don't think it would go in low snow years.
A nice day out. There's a good amount of north facing terrain up there that might be worth a return trip later in the season.