At around 350 pm, March 19, 2017, a group of three skiers were taking a break near the summit of Ruby Mountain (7408 feet) which is located 3.5 miles south of the North Cascades Highway and about 3 miles east of Diablo Lake. Having already skied a long lap on the upper mountain’s north ...
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On a clear, calm day, ridgelines are favorite resting places for backcountry travelers. Potentially lower angled terrain offers spacious views and a chance to contemplate how to harness gravity on the way down. However, ridge-lines have hazards of their own - cornices!
The National Avalanche Center defines a cornice as "a mass of snow deposited ...
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