Observation Date: 12/01/2020
Toured from 5,000 to 7,200 across SE to N facing aspects. About 1 foot of consolidated snowpack at 5,000 ft, substantial snowpack around 6,300.
Party sunny with light winds all day, temperature stayed around 30°
Western winds 5-10 mph
New Snow: 3-6″
New snow sluffed off on turns on N-NE aspects, no avalanche activity observed.
Dug a pit at 7000 on a 30° NE aspect, found 140 cm of snow. 50 cm of consolidated base with a well bonded faceting layer at 50cm, pencil hardness. From 51-115cm well bonded snow with no noticeable layers in the slab. At 115 cm small layer (2-3mm) of surface hoar that we observed on 11/22. From 115-140cm, layers of new snow that strengthened as one went down. ECT 30, skied 25-35 NE burned slopes with sluffing on the steeper turns.
Observer: Jack Peabody