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Broken Top Circumnavigation

Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Dec 5, 2020 - 11:07 AM
Reporter(s):
Barry Wicks
Location/Elevation:
Broken Top Area / 8700'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Temperature:
38°F
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
No Precipitation
Wind Direction/Speed:
SW / Light: 1-16 mph

Written Report:
Today we toured around all aspects of Broken Top assessing snow conditions and searching for favorable Skiing conditions.

We skied a shot on the true north side near the bend glacier. Snow was very wind affected and was “styrofoamy “ as one member our group put it.

The west ridge was quite barren of snow.

Southwest aspects had visible rain crust under sporadic wind deposits.

The south east aspects held glorious, December Corn at its finest around 12:45 pm.

East aspects held refrozen corn Turning to wet and sticky lower down as we toured out of the main bowl at 2pm

Clouds moved in around 2:45 pm, but no precipitation had started falling when we left the Dutchman lot around 4pm.

The high temp I recorded for the day was 38 degrees at 1:30. Wind was light from the southwest for most of the day.

We observed no signs of avalanches or unstable snow.