Mayfeild Couloir Snow Conditions

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Mayfeild Couloir
Submission Info
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 7:15pm
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Terrain Trap
Mayfeild Couloir 37° 27' 21.0636" N, 118° 40' 9.9444" W
Snowpit Observations
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We rode off Wheeler Crest today and it was pretty fun! Above the start of the couloir we started digging hand pits and found a thin wind slab which failed easily in the surface but was very thin and didn't seem to be a problem, and the valentines day crust about 30 cm below that (we think it was that crust). Dropping into the run we didn't see any roller balls or signs of wet slabs, and the wind slab was thin and not a problem. We never saw any wet activity on the sunny wall all day. The run itself had a ton of avalanche debris, including a wet slide that ran at least 500 feet on the rain crust leaving a slippery trail of death that was easily avoidable. Other than the old avalanches we didn't see any signs of instability. The bottom of the run had been rained on and went from icy to corn to post corn mush.


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We had to hike the last third of a mile or so out of the canyon through post holy snow and dirt. The skiing was good, but the avalanche debris was pretty horrendous at times and there was thousands of feet of it.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
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25% of the sky covered by clouds
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