Today we ventured back out to Big Jay, this time accompanied by Ryan and our friend Marshall. The sun had softened the snow quite a bit, making it extremely difficult to move through the heavy mashed potatoes. Today became a lesson in backcountry safety for all of us when Ryan tumbled backwards off a small cliff and broke his binding. He then had to get down the mountain on one ski, which provedto be quite the endeavor. Luckily, with the support of everyone, he made it down in one piece, although the same can't be said for his skis. One lesson we all learned: ski with a group!