Persistant weak layers Virginia Lakes

Above Big Virginia Lake
Submission Info
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
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virginia lakes 38° 2' 38.796" N, 119° 15' 58.104" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

1:00 pm Trumball Lake parking 34 degrees

1:30 pm    9,600 ft.   NE face   Air temp 2 C   Calm wind    Fog and cloud cover

                 10 cm new snow   Boot pen 40-50cm (hollow feeling)     0 C at surface, 20, and 30 cm down

                 snowpack mostly right side up to 4F layer at 21cm down 

                 22cm- 40cm  Fist 1-1.5 mm facets

                 40-42 cm MF

                 43-46 Fist

                 46cm 4F        

2:30 pm    10,400 ft.  NE  More exposed, MF layers stronger, snowing lightly, calm wind, 8/8 covered  10-12cm new snow                 

                 24-34cm down layers of MF K to F to P

                 34-46 Fist Facets

                 46cm K

2:45 pm    10,500 ft.  E face,  Also more exposed, calm wind, sky clearing. 7/8 

                 10cm down MF P

                 11-25cm down progressing from 1F to Fist 

                 1-1.5 mm facets on top of strong MF (P or K) layer at 25-35cm   

                 Facets to the ground

Skiing was good for first 500 ft. then got kinda warm and funky. Disipating Roller Balls happening. Snow falling out of trees

In shallower snow pack on ridges,  rounding facets were present  at ground level.

Rained a good amount in Bridgeport this PM, expect a few more inches at V lakes in the morning


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