Observation Date: 12/28/2019
Along divide of Sapphire Mountains on skis. Skis from aprox. 7400′-8500′
cloudy with moments sun.Very light snowfall.
very light from west
New Snow: 0-3″
None seen.Able to view some steeper north-northeast terrain.
Snow supportable for skis. Some places snow not as supportable.Only 30″ snow. Able push ski pole with basket ground. Dug pit on NNE .The pit showed complex layering of depth hoar and possible decomposing layer above and below crusts with settled and new snow on top.No real slab formation yet. Didn’t ski the steeper 35 deg NNE slope mainly because of hitting and breaking through the facets in snowpack . Didn’t do any CT or ECT.
Observer: janiec gregory