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Tumalo tour

Observation Date/Time:
Mon, Nov 30, 2020 - 8:01 PM
Reporter(s):
Gabe
Location:
Tumalo
The Day Was:
Stormy   Windy  
The Ride Was:
Good  
The Snow Was:
Powder   Wind effected  
We observed the following "red flag" avalanche conditions:
Significant drifting snow from wind  
We Rode:
Open trees  

Written Report:
It was windier than it was snowy. I saw cohesive, wind deposited snow throughout much of the terrain, but it was never deep enough to constitute a Wind Slab avalanche problem. I skied the bowl around 2 pm and could still see old tracks throughout most of it. I'm guessing there was 6-8 cm. of new snow in sheltered areas.

I dug in a several spots on East and West slopes around 7000 ft. and didn't find any buried surface hoar or well developed facets.