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Headed up to the Monitors not expecting much but was surprised at how smooth they looked, most likely do to the high wind speeds a couple days ago. The 4 inches of dense new snow softened the riding but a bit of a zipper crust up high kept you on your toes. I ski cut what looked like some wind slabs sitting on soft snow on a steep portion of S Monitor with no results, the new snow seemed well bonded to the old surface, but at a higher elevation with more dense wind blown snow on a hard bed surface I could see wind slabs moving. On my exit the S facing had not softened due to lack of sun, but the W provided a less teeth rattling exit.
photos: drooping cornices in S Monitor,
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