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Mt. Thielsen - 13 Mar

Observation Date/Time:
Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 3:58 PM
Reporter(s):
David Hill
Location:
Mt. Thielsen, SW Bowl
The Day Was:
Warm   Sunny  
The Ride Was:
Good  
The Snow Was:
Heavy   Firm   Wet   Crusty  
We observed the following "red flag" avalanche conditions:
Rapid temperature rise to freezing or above, or melting snow surface  
We Rode:
Steep slopes  

Written Report:
20 deg at 6 am, 2.5 hour approach through the trees. Mixed conditions in the forest...soft powder and breakable crust. This was 3rd day of sun and calm in a row. Breaking into bowl, there was wide evidence of roller balls. Not from a point source. It was clear that warming had let loose all of the snow attached to rock bands up high. Much of the bowl was littered with debris. We found good skiing on the few slopes that had avoided the barrage.

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