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Location (general area)
N slope of Mt. Islip, junction of PCT and Little Jimmy Rd.
Road conditions to area
Clear. Gate closed at Mt. Islip/PCT trailhead parking
Broken clouds (4/8 but not all)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
North slopes in the area were barely covered enough to skin and ride. Rideable surfaces were limited to designated trails and fire roads where rocks, trees, and shrubs are cleared at the base. South facing slopes were almost completely bare in the area.
My rough snow pit observation showed three general layers spanning the 21 cm depth. 0-14 cm was pencil hard (early season melt-freeze layer), 14-17 cm was one finger hard, 17-21 cm was 4 finger hard (new dusting likely from New Years Eve).
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Yes I would like this observation Published