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Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Dec 26, 2020 - 5:45 PM
Phil Bowker
Todd Lake
The Day Was:
Cold   Cloudy  
The Ride Was:
The Snow Was:
We Rode:
Mellow slopes   Open trees  
We Stayed Away From:
Steep slopes  

Written Report:
A good day of touring Todd Ridge east aspect above Todd Lake. Looks like about 5cm (2in) of new snow fell overnight giving about 13cm (5in) in the last 24hr period. This new storm snow was loose dry in nature and well bonded to the old snow from Dec 16. The rain crust from Dec 15 could still be felt on some turns. Skiing this area I did not see any signs of instability in the snowpack, no cracking, or whumphing on ski cutting.

At 9:30am on Todd Ridge at an elevation of 6780 winds where calm to light from the west. Sky was broken with brief periods of sun, or snow S-1 throughout the day. Air temperature was -3C (26f). There was some light blowing snow on the ridge, but no formation of cornice or wind slabs

I dug a snow pit on the east aspect of Todd Ridge, see attached.

Another great day of skiing :)



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