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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscuit north (couloir #5?)

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Route & General Observations

We toured up Cornbiscuit, common skin-track on west face and skied a north couloir by ~3:30 pm. Surface conditions on the up-track were loose, powdery snow with patches of more wind-affected snow on the west face and some patches of sun and wind-affected snow on the more southern aspect as the skin-track loops around up high. No other signs of instabilities observed. We watched the party before us ski down couloir #4 (I think) on the north side and we continued to ski down the next couloir (#5 I think). Ski conditions were great, well filled in and no hard surface/crust felt underneath the upper ~30-40 cm of recent snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Blue skies. Light wind prevailing from the south.

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