Snowpits above Lime Canyon

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
north and east gullies south of Lime Canyon
Submission Info
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:30am
Lime Canyon 36° 46' 0.8976" N, 118° 18' 11.466" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Skinned up from road closure at Gray's Meadow on continuous snow. Dug quick pits on north and east aspects at 8000. Skied east aspect 2x down to creek.

On NNE slope (10 degrees), 32 degree angle,  total snow depth 140. Snow pit to 120cm.  From top of snowpack to 90cm gradual change from fist at surface to 2F. At 90cm there was an ice crust ~2cm thick. Below crust 1F. Test results CT16 at 90cm Q2.

On E slope (70 degrees), 28 degree angle, total snow depth 175. Snow pit to 120cm.  From top of snowpack to 110 gradual change from fist at surface to 2F. At110cm there was an ice crust ~2cm thick. Below crust 2F. Test results CTN. When forced failure at 110 cm observed Q3 surface.

Wind texturing indicated north wind may have transported snow upslope in north gully.

Observed rollerballs and small point releases below rock bands on south facing slopes across the canyon.

Skied east slope two times. Some wind affected areas for the top 200 feet but then nice powder most of the way down but a little heavy toward the creek.

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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