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February 23, 2020

Location: Weeks Creek, East Humboldt Range

Conditions: Actually good, though probably wind wrecked now

Snowpack: Reasonably deep, and actually (surprisingly) quite a bit deeper than our previous visit. Seems like that last storm dropped 1-2 feet depending on aspect and windloading. Speaking of which...there were absolutely some weird and spo...

February 20, 2020

Location: EastSide (East Side of Rubies, East Side of South Rubies, East Side of East Humboldts)

Conditions: Rain affect down low, transitioning to windboard, windbuff, and full on powpow at higher elevations. Mostly staying cold, especially on North aspects and at elevation. Snowpack is sitting about average, which translates to...

February 8, 2020

Location: Santa Rosa Range, East Side

Conditions: Virtually everthing -dust on crust, windbuff, glare ice, mahogany forest powpow, corn, windcrust, mud, and lots of sagebrush tip knockers.

Snowpack/Avalanche Considerations: Dug a pit at around 8,000 ft. on east facing 33 degree slope. Snowpack was 170 cm deep at that locale. Some weaker laye...

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