Todd Lake Obs

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 11:04 PM
Lindsey Clark, Lucas Novak
Three Sisters Area (44.031961, -121.697606)
Ob Date/Time:
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 - 11:10 AM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
Found excellent ski conditions today at Todd Lake with low density new snow. We skied north, south, and east aspects from about 5800' to 7000'. The avalanche problems we anticipated for the day were loose dry and wind slab. We experienced manageable loose dry avalanches (sluffs) on our steeper runs. We did not find any wind slabs on our tour.

We did pole tests and hand shears throughout our tour with no concerning results.

We dug a snowpit at 6740' on a NNE aspect and got a CT19BK down 45 cm -- looked to be at a density change within recent storm snow. Our snow profile is attached.
Temperature: -6°C Precip: S-1 Very light snow
Snow Depth: 320 cm Elevation: 6740 ft