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Location (general area)
Road conditions to area
Clear and dry - scattered rocks
9°C / 48°F
clear (no clouds)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
2,268m / 7,441'
Boot/ Ski penetration
pf 6cm/ ps 2cm
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Wind Light West
Wind NW Moderate
Air T 9C
Surf soften on NE slopes with sun exposure. Sheltered/ shaded areas still firm. Melting out on E slopes. Bare spots in some areas especially benches and ridges
Due N aspect next to last pit at 1241
HS 41cm Surface was still soft at this location but many areas were firm probably due to tree shading. Turns were good on NE aspect but there were many visible obstacles and rocks lurking just below the surface in some areas.
We dug a quick pit near to the 2-8-21 pit to see how the snow looked after the warm period. Everything appears to be consolidating. Theres is a decomposing ice crust at approx. 15cm. No signs of instability were observed. Other hazards may be a bigger concern at this time, such as thin coverage and icy firm conditions that could result in a long slide.
Higher elevations may preserve more weak layers around this crust. Also at higher elevations colder temperatures and more pronounced wind may reduce and prevent surface softening.
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