Rock Creek Drainage Ob.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:00am
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 23' 14.4744" N, 118° 47' 2.8608" W
Snowpit Observations
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Multi-day trip into Rock Creek with the North Coulour of Gabb as the main object. Camp at Heart Lake. Bailed out a day early and did not ski Gabb as a result of significant amounts of wind and snow at 11,000'. Deep powder skiing to be had off of Abbot. Cold temperatures overnight seemed to limit slab development. 

At the bottom of Le Petite Griffon:

20cm of F PP /DF

40cm of 4F/1F DF/RG  

3cm MF layer

1F RG below down to 1m depth


CTH RP Q2 down 60cm at melt freeze crust. ECTN 24 down 60cm.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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Obscured skies with S-1 to S1 precip falling from mid day Monday (3/22) - Tuesday (3/23) when we left the drainage. Temperatures near 0F overnight Sunday and Monday night at 11000'. Consistent Moderate to Strong W to NE winds. Observed 6-8 inches of accumulation at camp near 11,000' Monday into Tuesday.

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