John Pikus & Zeb Engberg
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Traveled on predominantly north and west aspects from 7,000 feet to 10,100 feet this afternoon. New snow seemed well behaved in areas we toured. Encountered some shallow wind drifts on SW and N facing slopes but these were shallow and not sensitive to our weight. No cracking was observed. I would expect a different story on slopes with more of a south or east aspect given the fresh cornices we observed and the predominant wind direction during the storm. All new snow fell atop a layer of crust, becoming more stout with elevation. The new snow was deep and dense enough to keep you off the crust while both skinning and skiing.
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