New Snow Above Aspendell (N. Fork Bishop Crk)

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
North Fork of Bishop Creek
Submission Info
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:45pm
Red Flags: 
37° 13' 59.322" N, 118° 36' 26.9892" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up to the short cirque/rock peak immediately southwest of Aspendell for a quick lunchtime tour, appeared to be an average of about 4-6" of new snow, although in favorable locations it was more like 1 foot plus.  No signs of instability observed, although winds had certainly loaded some features but no sign of slab formation.  Skied a northeast facing chute, 35-40 degrees at the steepest, no significant sluffing occured although i wouldn't be suprised if it would be an issue in more sustained steep terrain.  Biggests hazard was hidden sharks, I ran into many on the skin up but previous knowledge of the areas coverage allowed me to ski pretty carefree on the way down. 

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Some soft snow felt good after weeks of variable conditions!

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
None
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light northeast winds, although this peak is pretty sheltered from north winds by the Bishop Bowl moraine. Some snow flurries at the top.

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