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Location (general area)
Sugar Lump Ridge - Big Bear
Road conditions to area
Broken clouds (4/8 but not all)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
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Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Dug a pit on a NW facing test slope on the ridge below Sugarlump. With a few questions in mind. Got some answers.
+What did the rain do to the snowpack?
-Well it got pretty wet. Our basal facets from November soaked up all that water like a sponge, making for a nice weak layer right on the ground.
+Is our new snow able to create a cohesive slab?
-Looks like it! We've got a pretty solid slab from last week's snow that has a lot of cohesion (sticks to itself well) but not a lot of adhesion (sticks to the layer underneath). It's wet now too so we have to think about the potential for wet slabs.
+Any other layers of concern?
-Noticed some snow near the surface that are facets GOING TO rounds. Not in a critical temp gradient but something of note. We also have a temperature crust on the surface. With warming I could anticipate this making for some slushy-slidey action. (aka wet loose)
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