|Peak:||American Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||05/26/2013|
Independence Couloir is in good shape from top to bottom. Patriot Couloir is getting thin at the top, but is still doable on continuous snow - for a few more days, then the top 100 feet or so will be melted out.
We did not need flotation in American Basin (to or from the base of the couloirs).
Pic 1 - North face
Pic 2 - Looking down Patriot from above
Pic 3 - Close up of Independence
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