Witcher Canyon Surface Conditions

Wheeler Crest
Submission Info
Volunteer Observer
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Terrain Trap
Witcher Canyon 37° 30' 31.2156" N, 118° 41' 6.4716" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured from end of Sky Meadows Rd, can drive right up to snow, though it's receding fast.

Skied 6,900' 10,900' (top of main gully), 0845 to 1150. Good, corn like conditions existed on more southerly facing slopes in the canyon, though in the middle and north facing aspects colder wind compacted snow was slowe and stickier. Did not find much of a slab in these locations, just thin and breakable windboard.

Back to 7000' by 1230, and did not see any wet instabilities like increasing ski pen, rollerballs etc. on the way down.

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