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Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Feb 13, 2021 - 8:25 AM
Jack M
Tumalo Mtn
The Ride Was:
The Snow Was:
Powder   Wind effected  
We observed the following "red flag" avalanche conditions:
Whumphing or shooting cracks   Significant drifting snow from wind  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes  

Written Report:
Dug a test pit near the top, above the bowl. First crack in CT was at 2 (3 cm), 6 (5 cm), then at 15 (16 cm), and 25 (25 cm). ECT findings had a large Q2 crack at 16 taps and 24 cm. Other, smaller cracks at Q2 happened at 3 and 9, though not as dramatic as the one at 16.

TL;DR don’t ski the tumalo bowl today