So, I arrived at the Chickadee lot around 1pm Apr.7, hoping that earlier skiers had packed the Bluestem west of the Chickadee: I was not disappointed. I did the trail backwards and met the first and second skiers on the trail.
About 2-3 inches of snow had accumulated, and 1 track on the west Bluestem is now doable. At the lookout I packed the Chickadee and skied to the packed Aspen loop and around to the the parking lot.
The snow was collapsing under my skis,with not much glide on my fishscale “talking” skis.If the temps fall below zero the track should firm up overnight with improved glide tomorrow.