Ended up going up to Jones pass today. I think I was expecting a little more snow than there was. I saw a few pockets of ridable snow but not much. We had a some time constraint issues and at one point it started snowing pretty heavily so we didn't make it all the way up but we got a couple of turns in.
It was my first time there so it was a bit of a learning experience ( I should have driven my car up a lot farther up the road) but it looks like a great place to ride and the approach up was pretty easy. I can't wait until it fills in more.
I think I might go back this weekend if for no other reason than to familiarize myself with the area.
Wasn't a whole lot worth taking pictures of but I did get a couple before it started snowing.
Oh man, you should have driven a much longer way up there! Hahaha. The Summit Peak in the distance there? Yeah, that is where the rideable snow is. At least I think that is the Summit shot. It can get sketchy getting up there with a fresh layer of snow like that. I've seen some interesting accidents over the years up there.
Butler Gulch wouldn't have been a bad spot to hike into. The gate you pass on the left early on in the hike is the trailhead for that spot.