Observation Date: 12/28/2019
Hiked up Paradise to the top of Point 6 then skied down into Jenny Bowl. Went back out to Paradise and skied to the truck.
Party cloudy and a few snowflakes coming down.
Light W winds on ridges, no snow being transported.
New Snow: 3-6″
Only minor sluffing on steep slopes.
There was a skiff of snow in the parking lot and about 3-5 new inches of snow above about 7000 feet. Picked my way down through the trees into Jenny Bowl and skied dust on a melt-freeze crust. I avoided any open or connected steep slopes with the fear of triggering a persistent slab avalanche. I dug a pit at 6900 ft on a NE facing slope. Height of snow was 105cm and got a CT12SC failing 34cm from the ground on facets. Also got an ECTN failing on the same layer. The structure of the snow was poor and did not inspire much confidence.
Observer: Todd Glew