Todd Lake East Glades

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Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 10:20 PM
Sam Burstein
Three Sisters Area
Ob Date/Time:
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 - 10:11 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
We toured out to Todd Lake. It was -1*C leaving the car and hovered right around there all day. It was snowing pretty consistently all day. We dug a pit on a test slope on a NE facing aspect at around 6000ft. The HS was 275cm. The pit was dug down to 125 cm just below the early Feb. melt freeze sandwich. There was 7 cm of new snow over 20cm of alternating melt freeze crusts and softer snow. Compression test saw CTH 25cm down SP on a melt freeze interface. Was looking for the buried surface hoar and did not see it in the meter of storm snow.

Weather & Snowpack
Temperature: -1°C Precip: S2 Moderate snow Wind: Northeast @ 17-25 mph
New Snow: 7 cm Snow Depth: 275 cm Elevation: 6000 ft Aspect/Slope: Northeast / 20°