TJ Trees - Sugar for the Sharks

Just N of TJ Lake - NNE (15°) Aspect @ 9310 ft
Submission Info
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 12:45pm
N of TJ Lake 37° 35' 39.336" N, 119° 0' 26.316" W
Snowpit Observations
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Few clouds, light winds and aside from a thinning snowpack, a lovely day out. Surface snow in the shaded trees was mostly soft, rounded facets and if not for the thin snowpack and poor coverage, would make for fine skiing. Aspects that received decent sun throughout the day were developing a small melt freeze crust. 

On our tour up to TJ Lake we assessed a number of isolated wind slabs in the 9100-9250ft elevation range and could not get reactivty with ski cutting/stomping.

We dug a pit @9310ft, 80cm snow depth on a NNE aspect w/slope angle 22° just north of TJ Lake. Upper snowpack was loose surface snow with supportive firm mid layer, but the bottom 30cm very loose, large rounded facets.

CT17 SC @60cm HS. CT26 SC @30cm HS. ECTX. Massive round facets (3mm) at the 30cm HS.

Adjacent pit with 110cm HS got relatively similar results, with CTM SP on the same interface of our CTM SC, & PST 63/100 END in the interface just above the bottom most layer of large round facets. 

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Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
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