Northern aspects are so sweet, sweet enough to drive a man crazy. Betty Jane, Geno, Eruk, Dante and yours truly returned to the hidden bowl with a shady northerly aspect and perfect powder preservation.
We enjoyed a nice visit with Alex McLain, a forecaster with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. Alex described a few point releases and rollers, mostly induced by the sunshine. If you don't count our lunatical giggling on our rides down the shady powder, we observed no signs of instability.