Allen Giernet, Keith and Donna Newlin
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Location (general area)
Mount San Jacinto
Road conditions to area
Clear and dry to tram parking
2.5°C / 36.5°F
clear (no clouds)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
3pm round valley meadow SP .5cm soft wet surface
HS 45cm -122cn 9,120'
Solid ice layer in snowpack see pit data for how deep.
Collapsing ice crust noted around 9,200' beneath more recent soft snow. Some whompfing but isolated.
No reactions on stability tests no signs of propagation on collapsing layer
After 4pm ice crust began to develop as snow went into the shade.
Over all fairly stable snowpack. Layers have been refrozen Or are very consolidated.
Biggest concern will be as temperatures warm wetslides developing on the icy surface interface. Expect wetslides in the late morning through afternoon as snow surface gets radiated. Also lack of refreeze overnight will contribute to this.
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