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ObserverChorus Bishop

General Observations

Lutak Area

30-45cm dense storm snow above treeline.  5-10cm light powder on top of that.

Midday temperatures above treeline ~30F, sunny all day, light winds.

Numerous recent D2-3's, all aspects.

Recent rollerballs and wet sluffs on steep slopes, around rocks, all aspects, but no such activity today.

Recent natural cornice failure NW aspect (photo), triggered slab.

Snow pit, 2500', NE aspect, slope 27deg.  ECTN25 45cm down on 2cm of weak ~3mm grains.  PST45/60End 45cm down (same weak layer).

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