Today the weather was perfect and the snow was fresh from the recent storm. We skied from the Mount Bachelor parking lot into the broken top bowl and up to 9,000 feet on the ridge below the summit. The ridge was steep and we put our skis on our backs and boot packed the final push up to the top of the ridge. The trip ended up being 15 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing. I was elated to get farther up onto Broken Top and get out with a larger crew of backcountry skiers!