Allen Giernet aka The Winter Warlock
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Location (general area)
Telegraph peak San Gabriel Mtns.
Road conditions to area
Clear and dry
clear (no clouds)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
debris from several loose wet avalanches was observed below the North chutes into the drainage
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
NW to W aspects icy and firm with soft areas. Use of crampons for ascent with isolated areas that were soft.
Softer snow on due N aspect.
Firm areas with solid refreeze only a few centimeters to 10cm down.
W/NW aspect softened nicely to nice corn by 2:30 pm.
Strong Northerly wind caused a crust to form on due North aspects by early afternoon despite sun exposure.
Great corn snow for the descent from 8,900' down on W / NW aspect at 2:30pm
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