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Location (general area)
Waterman Ski Area
Road conditions to area
Highway 2 is clear but icy to Waterman. Gated thereafter.
clear (no clouds)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Crust mostly supported our skis but did crack on our way up and collapsed slightly in a few places on our way down.
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Snow pit and conditions description
Snow pit near the base of Waterman. 9am 1/19/21
Dust on 2 inch sun crust
2-3 inch 4F sugary layer
0.5-1inch rain crust
1 inch 1F snow
7-8 inches P hard consolidated snow
Above freezing temps
Had decent skiing on shallow snow in the late morning on a S facing aspect near the same elevation.
Had very firm but enjoyable conditions on N/NE aspects in the early afternoon at Waterman. Top melt-freeze crust was cracking a bit on the skin up but only broke through a couple times on the way down.
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