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Location (general area)
1000 - 1330
Road conditions to area
Mostly clear and dry with just a few icy patches around 9:30am HWY 2 closed west of Big Tujunga Canyon turn off
Not Observed - warm
clear (no clouds)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
varied from Northeast to Northwest
27° to 35°
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Coverage great, variable snow surface from windboard to icy patches to heavy fresh snow to even the sparse stashes of pow.
Windslabs were non reactive they seem to have settle with cooking in the sun yesterday.
There was a slight collapse on some windslab in the first skin up but no shooting cracks and no other activity was noted.
Fresh powder still existed on due north tree sheltered locations.
Snow consistency changed quickly on most areas in 2.5 hours due to the rapid warming.
Roller balls were seen on WNW road cut slopes at 1:30pm
All in all snow was fun turns were good.
Sorry there is not more in depth info but I was not feeling well and had to leave rather quickly.
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