Peak:  Torreys Peak
 Route:  Emperor Couloir
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  kyrawhitworth
 Date of Info:  5/20/2023
 Date Posted:  5/21/2023

Headed up emperor. Started just below the first grizzly gulch creek crossing 5am. Skinned up most of the road taking skis off at a few points. Snow was in great condition in the couloir with steps all the way up emperor. Descended Tuning Fork around 11:30am but had to boot over some rock just off the summit ridge. Snow was in good skiing condition in the couloir (once I got my confidence back to make some turns after falling a few times) then slushy and heavy down low. We saw groups descend both emperor and tuning fork. Not much fun on the road as I ended up carrying skis most of the way. Great day out and awesome folks.

#1) Starting up emperor#2) Nice boot track#3) On the ridge#4) Summit!#5) Skiing down tuning fork#6) Looking back at our tracks#7) Horror back in the trees (note Leslie behind me w her board)

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