Headed up for a late session at the Canyons. Cloudy and cold. Saw lots of my amigos, including several Team Free the Powder members. They spent the day in the Canyons backcountry, using the stealth gate. There has been a tolerance among most ski patrollers for several years about accessing the backcountry from Saddleback before the official gates are open on 9990 and Peak 5. Still really thin out there, so I'm happy to get work done and ski inbounds on the limited terrain. I have all season to hike and once that easy-access terrain is open I get really spoiled.