Sensitive wind slabs, Lee Vining

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Submission Info
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap
37° 54' 57.0888" N, 119° 11' 36.4668" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Parked at V bowl and toured left towards E Peak.  Once above treeline started noticing isolated areas of wind slab with very easy hand shears.  Dug a snow pit at 10,000 feet, NE aspect, 32 degree slope.  4 inches of dense new snow resting on a hard 3 inch crust with layers of reactive near-surface facets both above and below the crust.  Attached a video of ECT.

CT5 Q1

ECTP 20

 

 

Snowpack photos: 
Snowpit videos (tests, etc): 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Accumulation rate: 
None

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