Observation Date: 11/30/2018
On the SE ridge of Red Butte in the southern Missions. Up to 7000′ in elevation then back down.
Temperatures in high 20s. Sky was overcast with low fog coming and going throughout the day. Wind was calm. No snow fell.
Calm with no snow transport.
New Snow: No New Snow
No avalanche activity observed.
Skied an open ENE aspect. Test slopes were unreactive on the way up. Dug a small pit which revealed a right side up snowpack. Total depth was 70cm. First 50 cm was uniform pinky hard snow, then a crust that was beginning to bond with the layers above and below. Another 8cm of pinky hard snow to a rain crust with 11cm of fist hard snow(new storm snow) above.
Observer: Paul Fotter