Went with Sprat, Rob, and Brooks to explore new terrain. Parked next to Ropes Rapid and skinned up Hot Rocks Ridge. We were shooting for Axl Point but the visibility was terrible and we couldn’t see 10 ft in front of us. We back tracked on the way down. Skiing was fun. On the way back we were traversing across the side of a ridge and two elk hauled ass past us about 20 ft uphill. Very, very cool.