Jon and I set out at 4:45am with headlamps donned, headed for the Hopeful Couloir. We knew it would get warm quickly, so we set a brisk pace for the summit. 5 hours later we dropped into the Couloir after a short scramble to the summit. It was warm but the turns were soft at the top. We had velvet corn on the apron and absolutely slayed the descent! Amazing trip in an incredibly stunning part of the Colorado Backcountry!