Convict Creek, Recent Avalanche activity and snowpack conditions

Hippy Trees
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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:30pm
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Recent avalanche activity
37° 34' 7.9536" N, 118° 49' 57.0072" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

I went for a tour in the convict creek area today to get a look around and search for some good snow. No wumphing or cracking was observed on my tour but I did note numerous recent avalanches.  Most likely occurred during the storm and were mostly filled in, however, there was in the “old man's bowl” I suspect occurred at some point yesterday (02-06) during periods of active deposition. This slide was large, (SS-NS-R2-D2-2.5) that appeared to be have started as a wind slab though it entrained a lot of snow and ran about 1200 vertical feet.   

Digging in on west aspect near 10200’ highlighted good stability and a very right side up snowpack. I was able to identify a layer of buried near surface facets about 120cm from the surface, however; I did not find this layer to be incredibly reactive.  My big take away in the pit today was that things seem to be healing and the new snow seems to be bonded well to the old snow.  

Skies were clear, winds were light and surface conditions are phenomenal. All and all it was a spectacular day in the Sierra.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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