Sensitivity in Bishop Bowl

11k in Bishop Bowl
Submission Info
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:15pm
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Bishop Bowl 37° 14' 30.3684" N, 118° 37' 44.7672" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Walked up to continuous snowline from aspendell, started skinning at 9k. Skinned up to 11k in the glades to just below tree line. Found a test slope: east facing 27 degrees and dug a pit. A few cm of new snow on top of 70cm of consolidated slab. 5cm crust, then a large facet layer. ECTP8 with a high energy failure on the facet layer below the crust. Experienced whumphing while transitioning and noticed small flagged trees in the gully below the bowl proper. Skied nice low angle powder turns in the glades back to snow line.

Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour

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