Originally Posted by T.J.
never been there but stoked to hear the glades are epic there (for the east anyways)...
KC didnt you mention some BC in that area?
Yes there is some bc there. Big Jay which from what I understand is accessed from the top of Jay Peak. Hike (might need snowshoes) along the ridge line and climb to the top of Big Jay. Drop through the trees and back down to a road (I believe) hike and thumb your way back. Recent hubub about Big Jay Peak because a couple of locals got cut clear cutting a ski run through there, which I hear is not needed anyway. The run they cut is something like 60 ft accross. Sounds ridiculous, but let's remember, most of the ski areas started by locals cutting down trees in the backcountry to make the runs.
Anyway, a couple of things I will not about this area.
1. Getting to it could be the most complicated. I think the route is straight forward, but unsure of gear needs. With the East snowpack, you might be able to boot it, maybe need snowshoes. Just don't walk in the skin track if there is one.
2. With the exception of the run cut into the hillside, the avy danger is probably very low to non-existant. I got a hunch this is much like a stash I hit in the bc. Beacons, shovel, probe, are probably not a requirement here. A partner is a good idea though. Take my advice with a grain of salt. It's still backcountry so mind your position and terrain around you.
3. It looks fun as hell. Wish I could find the pics I saw of the area a month ago...