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April 3, 2015, Chinook Pass
« on: 04/03/15, 05:10 PM »

Amazingly beautiful weather starting out near 9:00 - toured in a short sleeve base layer and vest.  Very lonely and quiet, more so than I expected.  Saw only one other party in our area.

Snow (obviously) starts right from the pullouts, and consisted of a thin fragile crust on variable soft powder, with a few wind swept zones.  N aspect sheltered snow was great - soft, light, and no crust anywhere!  About 6", on top of a slick melt-freeze layer, that made sidehilling a challenge.  Coverage is already questionable in lower locations; looks like June out there.

By about 14:00 the weather started coming in, light flakes followed by some graupel.  Vis dropped considerably after that.  We stayed in the Yakima Peak basin.
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