From email "We found really unstable snow, slopes settling on the faceted ground layer and shooting cracks propagating across the smallish open snowfields between tree clumps. It was really scary. We turned around about 100' below the ridge and cautiously skied out the way we'd skinned up.... 300' below the ridge... On one open slightly steeper section my two partners heard whoomping (after I crossed the slope)."
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