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Soda Pk and Todd Ridge

Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 - 7:39 PM
Reporter(s):
Kevin Grove
Location:

The Day Was:
Cloudy  
The Ride Was:
Good  
The Snow Was:
Powder   Firm  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes   Steep slopes   Open trees   Convex slopes  

Written Report:
We toured out to Todd today and found better riding conditions than on Monday. There was anywhere from 4-10 inches of dry, light powder on top of a thin, weak, melt-freeze crust(about 1cm thick and 4F hardness in most places). Below the crust the snow was right side up, increasing in density the deeper we dug. The MF crust varied in thickness and was more dense and thicker in certain areas and aspects(most notably N facing terrain below 6000ft). South slopes held the deepest powder with the best turns.

We didn't see any signs of weak layers or recent avalanche activity.

Skies varied from high overcast, to sun patches, to fog layers moving through. Very light snow started around 11:30am, consisting of varied precipitation particles including some needles and rimed particles. Winds were calm on our tour and it was a pleasant day out in the mountains.

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