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Location (general area)
Angeles Crest 6k' gate area
Road conditions to area
Clear and dry up to Hwy 2 with some icy patches on N sheltered sections
clear (no clouds)
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
Drive up from Big Tujunga Canyon 9:15am
Patchy ice on road in sheltered spots on the 2 but mostly dry and clear.
Wind northerly and moderate with periods of light winds
N aspects @ 6,300’ have soft snow. Some wind buff on surface North gullies in treed terrain sheltered and consolidated powder
NE aspect wind scoured and very sculpted where snow remains.
NW 300° aspect wind slab aprox 3cm thick HS 30cm
Just upslope from the Jeep trail (PCT) a quick pole/ hand pit showed 75cm with 20cm windslab appeared to be poorly bonded to recent snow. Angle 33°. Returned to this spot in the afternoon to confirm original assessment with a full pit. Found cohesion to be much better than originally suspected 2- Column tests produced no results CTN. Pit profile included with this observation. The profile is not encouraging if we were expected a significant storm soon. But clear forecasts and warm temps will continue consolidation and snow loss.
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