Slide on Mt Tom

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
South Bowl, Mt Tom
Submission Info
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:00am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Mt Tom 37° 19' 35.5764" N, 118° 39' 36.4788" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Began ascent of South Bowl on skis at approx 0845. Ski pen 5-20cm from 9700' - 11,000'. Transitioned to crampons at this point at approx 1000; occasional post-holing with boot pen 10-50cm for remainder of climb to top-out at approx 12,000' at 1125. Dropped in at 1155 and found good supportable corn with no slough or roller balls. At approx 11,000' on descent, a washing machine sized boulder had cut loose from rock field on eastern side of bowl. The boulder slid approx 75' and small debris field 10' wide slid another 50'. No affect on ascent or descent path of skier. Snow remained good to bowl terminus at Horton Lakes Trail. 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
East
More detailed information about the weather: 

Warm and sunny, no clouds, with slight eastern breeze. Temps 40-45 degrees for majority of climb and ski in South Bowl. 

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