Conditions in Negatives

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Volunteer Observer
Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 12:15pm
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
37° 43' 46.9308" N, 119° 6' 4.194" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Headed up to the Negatives today on the last day of June Mountain operations, along with at least couple dozen others, though it never felt too crowded. Toured off the backside of J7 at June Mountain, finding the last remaining ribbon of snow to take us down to the south side of Yost Creek saddle at 9350'. Temps here at 0930 were 6.5c, with a 5cm boot pen measured, unsurprising given the warm overnight temperatures. 

Skinning up the Hourglass was casual with no ski crampons needed by 1000 on the mohair super-highway, though would be beneficial otherwise. 

We dropped into Red Chute at 1215, a hair behind our time goal, but the skiing was pretty good and had not softened yet to the point of being either too manky to be safe or too wet to be worried about Loose Wet avalanches. Minor rollerballing was observed but no sloughing on this due East aspect at 11,000'. Anything slightly more north was transitional. 

By the time we got down to Yost Meadow, boot pen was 10cm and Tair was a scorching 12c. 

Snowpack photos: 
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