Chicken Wing conditions

Chicken Wing
Submission Info
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
37° 47' 31.1064" N, 119° 3' 3.0816" W
Snowpit Observations
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Went for a tour up chicken wing this morning. New snow was anywhere from 40-90cm, but mostly 90cm of fresh snow. Touring was difficult and the riding was as well. A small sun crust had developed on E and NE aspects. Hand shears were showing a layer down towards the new storm snow interface that was shearing clean, seemed to be inconsistent though. There was also a lot of tree bombs which made the snow interesting to ride. Honestly not steep enough to ride this kind of snow. At the bottom we saw some naturals that went during the during the storm on N and NW aspects on lower obsidian dome. Photos are attatched.

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