Whumphing, crust in Bishop Bowl

Bishop Bowl
Submission Info
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
37° 14' 26.6424" N, 118° 37' 38.442" W
Snowpit Observations
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Whumphing on east aspect on a subtle ridgeline at tree line high in Bishop Bowl. Dug multiple hand pits and found a concerning layer 30cm down from base of bowl to where we turned around at treeline, difficult to shear by hand lower but easier higher. Think this layer caused the whumphing, only happened once. Melt crust with 10-15 cm of new snow made skinning annoying. Great powder with an occasional crusty bottom in the trees, almost corn down low. We transitioned at 1030.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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The snow was staying cold up high but we didn't stick around long.

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