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Tumalo 2/10

Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Mon, Feb 10, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Jim Wintermyre
Broken Top Area
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
Went out to Tumalo bowl yesterday. Mostly just wanted to put this up to say that the icefall-from-trees danger is REAL! Huge chunks were shedding off trees the whole way up. We actually wore helmets on the skin up. This is something to watch out for as the temps warm up for a few days.

Conditions in the bowl itself we pretty good. Most of it was I'd say 8-12" on top of a crust, save for some areas at the top that were scoured completed down to the crust.

Riding back down the back side wasn't as bad as I'd thought it might be, the fallen ice chunks under the trees weren't horrible and the snow was pretty creamy but not yet mashed potatoes.