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Tumalo 2/17/21 7-8:30am

Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 - 11:45 AM
Reporter(s):
Brandon G.
Location:
Tumalo
The Day Was:
Cold   Sunny  
The Ride Was:
Amazing  
The Snow Was:
Deep powder   Powder   Wind effected  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes  
We Stayed Away From:
Steep slopes  

Written Report:
Toured up to the bowl this AM. Dug a pit skier right of the cliff band. Observed fist 0-24'' down, transitioning to 4f down to the rain layer around 4'. Isolated a column with failure of top 4-6'' (most likely last nights snow + wind drift) at 5th hand slap (shear Q2/2.5)- snow that failed was not consolidated. Rest of the column did not fail. NOTE: there is now 4' on top of the rain layer that failed this past weekend, with more snow on the way.

We skied two laps of the bowl, noting 5-6 tracks skier left of bowl but encountered no other parties.

Skiing was great.

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