Negatives - wind and snow

Submission Info
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
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37° 43' 55.6824" N, 119° 6' 3.8412" W
Snowpit Observations
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Toured off the top of June, up the hourglass couloir, across the ridge and down A SE facing gully.  

Handpit toward the top of the hourglass couloir failed cleanly with moderate force (see attached video).  Another handpit at the top of a N facing chute in an obvious wind deposit failed roughly with hard force (see attached video).  

SE facing chute at noon was transitional, with no signs of wet instabilities (natural or human caused).  

Pit dug on N slope at 9600': 2" of new snow from a week ago ontop of suportable 4finger to fist facets to the ground.  12:15pm - airtemp=6.5deg C, clear skies, light S wind.    

Overall impression:  Stable conditions.  

Upper exposed slopes were variable from firm with variable wind deposits, to breakable crust, to reports of a more sheltered slope with softer snow.  Mid elevation slopes above the meadow had some nice soft snow.   

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Weather Observations
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Warm clear day with calm to light winds, increasing to moderate form the south at the ridgetop after 1pm.  

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