Observation: Summit

Location: Gilpatricks Mine Rd

Route & General Observations

Skin up road to 2400’ pit dug on ESE with 25-28 degree slope.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

High ridge winds transporting snow from North aspects to south

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, calm wind on aspects visited, ~22 temperature inversion with much colder temps at highway

Snow surface

Surface hoar on ~10cm of soft NYE snow


60cm total depth. Frozen precipitation layer at 25cm. Faceting at 40-45cm. ECTX

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