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Location (general area)
Road conditions to area
Overcast (sky covered)
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
Ventured out with a conservative route plan as this mega storm was winding down to see how much fell and what the snowpack is like. My partners and I toured to a ~25deg stand of oak and pine that would almost certainly never be skiable in normal years. Snow in our low-ish elevation tour seems right side up with high quality cold, dry powder rounding out the storm.
Pit at ~6500ft on a 25deg North slope.
0-5 knife hard ice (remnants from earlier this winter)
CT14 at 40cm, Q3 shear
Snow hasn't bonded well to the icy/corn base but wasn't reactive in column test
We did observe a D1 dry loose slide on a small ~40deg slope on our return home. However, there were not other observed signs of instability during our tour.
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