Observation: Summit

Location: Little Japan

Route & General Observations

Started from the highway at 11:00 and skied two laps in the meadows. Back at the truck around 13:30.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Air temp was 42F at 11:00 and 45 at : 13:30 according to the summit lake weather station.

Snow surface

East aspects were already warm and beginning to soften when I started climbing and were supportable for most of my short day. When I was exiting below the powerlines, the snow was very warm and wet. Every turn was a challenge at the end! It didn't appear there was a solid freeze close to the highway.

The skiing in the meadows was great! The top 2" had softened and made for a fun day.

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