Chicken Wing --- WIND!

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Chicken Wing
Submission Info
Forecaster
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
37° 45' 29.7792" N, 119° 2' 4.0164" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up Chicken Wing form 395 up to about mid-mountain and back in the late afternoon.  WINDY!  I actually ended up doing a backward summersault while skinning along the low elevation flats with one gust of wind.  A couple sheltered patches of soft snow, otherwise pretty heavily wind effected, and at lower elevations combined with melt freeze.  Plenty of wind throughout the trees as well.  Didn't come across any windslabs of concern, just gusty winds and turbulent snow.  No signs of instability.  Didn't quite make it to the ridgetop today though, so not sure if there were some isolated fresh slabs up there or not.  Might have been blown away if we checked it out!   Some blue sky and sunshine, some clouds.  No snowfall.  Standing puddles of water in the parking lot.      

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