June Lake snow conditions

Submission Info
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Snowpit Observations
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Today we skied the negatives and the hemlock trees. We observed lots of wind transport happening on the ridge tops loading E/NE aspects. We skied a line on the negatives that did not have much snow available for transport on the windward side and found soft, unconsolidated powder that was not showing signs of forming a wind slab. No shooting cracks or propagation were observed. Negative 1 was being rapidly loaded, particularly after 1130am. We skied an east facing line off the hemlock ridge and triggered a small wind slab at approx 9600ft. Maybe 7" deep and 20 ft wide, no one was caught in it and it seemed to be an isolated feature in this rocky gully with some nasty facets underneath it. There was significantly less new snow below 9000ft and the ski quality was also less desirable. Mostly sunny day with moderate/strong SW winds, it began snowing again at approx 3pm at 1"/hr.

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