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Nov 14, 2009, Stevens early freshies
« on: 11/14/09, 07:11 PM »

Met up with Snoholic in the lot and skinned up to the saddle above the lake for some runs on the backside of Heather. 

Snow was really nice with 12-16" of powder and a decent base, but it was obviously still pretty boney..  No major scratches though.  Got in two runs on the back and one on the front before it warmed too much.  Great day! Hopin for more soon!

Given the projected warming trend this is probably a moot point but none-the-less.  Dug a quick pit at the top.  Did 2 compression tests.  test 1) CT3 Q3@6", CT7 Q3@8" and CT21 Q3@14".  Test 2) CT6 Q3@8" and CT18 Q3@14.  In short... there were some slidable layers but nothing was very deep and they did not posess enough release energy to worry about more tests..  We did also see 4-5mm surface hoar at the top and 3-4mm surface hoar throughout on the north faces, but this will likely be wiped clean by early afternoon if the forcast holds true!
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