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Location (general area)
Angeles Crest avalanche canyon ridge
Road conditions to area
dry and clear
Overcast (sky covered)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
top of ridge
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Snow - solid dusting @ red box
Mountains are well dusted down to 5,000’ or lower.
Sky ovc was sunny earlier
SP 1 cm
On the ridge top
Snow beginning to fall from trees from solar input.
Extensive riming on trees and snow surface at ridge top.
Wind loading into northern aspects below ridge and cross loading in gullies. Soft slabs developed aprox 8-10cm deep. No energy minor release on cuts in skin track. Hand pits showed clean shear but no energy in this layer.
Surface hoar was noted in open areas during the skin up and at transitions.
Low tide conditions watch for shallow buried objects.
Snow is riding really nice.
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