Tinnemaha

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
East Face
Submission Info
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:15pm
37° 2' 14.8236" N, 118° 23' 22.542" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

East face of Tinnemaha - no wind today and snow was warming slowly. Lower elevation snow was frozen in am and skied so much better than last week's mush - actually corn below 9000 feet. Both cliffy areas are filled in right now; snow in the main upper canyon a mixture of the old melt/freeze, hard windlsab from last week, and some windblown soft near top. The wind slab is 4-20 cm thick, has a 4-8cm melt freeze crust of its own on top, has 4F density dry snow underneath and then the melt/freeze from last month. Pretty unreactive, not contiguous, sheers on isolation are Q2/Q3 style. Wamred up just enough by noon to soften up to about 1-2" deep on descent; mix of softening slab and some corn and thicker/wetter snow near rocks. Good corn on lower half. No wind all day. Crampons require in am - boot pack is in. Might want Ice-axe in addition to whippets in am - it was pretty solid. There's still a tongue of snow about 15 minutes from the parking

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