Snowpack obs from Crystal Lake

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Crystal Lake
Submission Info
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:30am
Trees above Crystal Lake 37° 35' 44.88" N, 119° 1' 27.1776" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

9,500ft @ Crystal Lake (E-facing). Thick top layer of fluff (12+") sitting on a slightly firmer layer down below, however, they are bonded well. Skiing through provided no indication of instability, no obvious signs of wind-load, fracturing, splintering, whumping, etc. Perfect light fluff skiing down to the lake. Past the lake on the other side of Crystal Crag provided a slightly different story, a top 4" layer easily fracutred off with body weight of a skier, sliding on a bulletproof rain layer. Fun day out! Photos of the small slides beyond Crystal are included

 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Heavy clouds kept the temperature low for most of the morning, with that eventually breaking for the afternoon. a very light sprinkle/mist struck the area around 11:30a. 

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