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Today we went hunting for buried weak layers in the surface hoar factory (aka the southern Whitefish Range).
We managed slope angles while skinning through areas that harbored buried surface hoar. For our descent, we headed for a larger path that was east-facing. We were confident that any surface hoar was knocked over by pre-frontal winds before it was buried. After digging to confirm our theory, we enjoyed steep riding. The recent dry spell made three inches feel like a powder day.
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