Sherwins

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
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Forecaster
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:45am
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37° 36' 43.344" N, 118° 59' 30.912" W
Snowpit Observations
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Toured up from the end of Old Mammoth Rd., up ridgeline above Mammoth Rock to where slope starts to steepen below Sherwin Ridge. Back down same way.

Cold and calm. Things were obviously wind loaded but no observable evidence of recent avalanches. Perhaps somethings slid during the storm and the winds yesterday covered over the crowns. No whumphing or cracking. Snow surface was supportable windboard with a few centimeters of soft snow on top. We stuck to pretty low angle and well treed terrain today. Pretty good skiing on the way down.

Pit dug around 9400' on a NE facing aspect, 35 degree slope. CTM Q1, PST end 60/100. Both at and interface 75cm down on some burried facets. See attached profile.

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Weather Observations
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75% of the sky covered by clouds
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Below Freezing
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