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river59
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Mt Hood 2/17/14
« on: 02/18/14, 06:03 PM »

Spent some time on Hood in the BC this past weekend and wanted to report my observations.

Lots of new low density snow. MHM is reporting 70"+ of new since the start of February!

I stayed below treeline, but I dug a few hasty pits while I was out and noticed an interesting faceted layer buried at about 100 cm.

The only test that I have a paper record for is as follows:

Elev.: 5000
Aspect: South
Slope: ~30 deg

20 cm of new snow (F) on top of denser slab layer (1F).

CT22 (Q3)
ECTN21 (Q3)

No detailed crystal examinations were made. Overall, the snow pack seemed fairly stable. The same cannot be said for higher elevations...
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Re: Mt Hood 2/17/14
« Reply #1 on: 02/18/14, 09:47 PM »

Please submit these observations to NWAC so that they can be used for forecasting.

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/spatial/maps/nwac/
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Re: Mt Hood 2/17/14
« Reply #2 on: 02/19/14, 02:24 PM »

Thanks
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Re: Mt Hood 2/17/14
« Reply #3 on: 02/19/14, 10:50 PM »

I dont have a paper record, but will add mine for Sunday 2/16, Mt Hood.
Elev 5600, NE aspect,~30deg ECTX, about 9" of overnight powder on lee aspect on a supportable rain crust. noted another rain crust layer deeper in the snowpack maybe 3feet.

Sorry not as technical, I'm still learning the science.
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Re: Mt Hood 2/17/14
« Reply #4 on: 02/19/14, 11:26 PM »

I repeat: please submit observations to NWAC. It's easy and its more useful than doing it here.

And to be clear: it doesn't matter your experience level. Write what you see.
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Re: Mt Hood 2/17/14
« Reply #5 on: 02/20/14, 08:24 AM »

I repeat: please submit observations to NWAC. It's easy and its more useful than doing it here.

And to be clear: it doesn't matter your experience level. Write what you see.

thatís a great observation map but I doubt it will get much participation from Mt Hood skiers, the lack of TRís on this forum is not from a lack of backcountry skiersÖ
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