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Location (general area)
Cloudburst Summit (near Waterman)
Road conditions to area
Clear, damp in places
60° F (15° C)
few clouds (up to 2/8)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
1' (30 cm)
Boot/ Ski penetration
4" (10 cm)
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
There is widespread, free-flowing water out of rocks, onto the road. Soil is damp and spongey.
In general, the snow is very soft (is F- even a hardness step?) and melting quickly.
Southerly aspects of Waterman (8500') are too barren to ski. The bottom of Avalanche Canyon (6600) and W-aspect of the canyon were too patchy to ski. N & NE look better. Northerly aspects above 7500 looked in-general doable. N faces of Baldy looked real sweet with well over 1000 of good coverage.
Snow hight was highly variable at these altitudes but never really much more than a foot and also patches of no snow. For sure it would be better up higher.
Pray for snow!
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