I took a quick after-work tour up Bishop Bowl.
I stayed below treeline to reduce my chances of triggering a large avalanche. I stayed on low-angled terrain with no overhead hazards and kept to wind-sheltered slopes as best I could. In that kind of terrain the skiing was so good I wished I’d had more time. With the wind-affect, I’d bet the skiing was not only dangerous on steep leeward terrain but pretty crumby by comparison. The descent down the moraine was pretty sketchy and I’m not sure I’d recommend it.
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NW 9500 feet
Moraine below Bishop Bowl
NE 9000 feet
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|15 feet wide. 50 feet vertical fall. Bed surface was the rain crust. Slab 4F. Slope angled ~35 degrees.||None|