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Location (general area)
Road conditions to area
Clear and dry except a few wet areas that will freeze overnight, snowing near 6,500' and sticking at 3:00pm
Overcast (sky covered)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction in degrees
calm - no wind
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
.5"/ 1.25cm both
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Hwy 2 still closed at Mt. Wilson, open beyond Big Tujunga to Islip saddle. Snow on road beyond Islip saddle gate
Snow was not contiguous on ground until just before Mt. Waterman
1" to 2" of consolidated new snow in top of a firm ice crust.
Height of snow 33.5"/ 85cm
Almost no boot or ski penetration due to icy layer.
Firm snow was difficult to edge on. New snow of 1-2" would easily slip across ice layer just below.
Upper snowpack is refrozen and digging very difficult since I didn’t bring my jackhammer I abandoned digging
a pit. Snow pack was very frim and due to the last two rain events and deep freezing has set up into a fairly sold block
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