BWRA ride to ski

Location Name: 
Latopie Lake area
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 13:00
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Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We rode into the BWRA today and skied a SE facing gully.  We dug a pit at 10,700' and saw no signs of instability despite there being two icy layers.  Detailed pit information is in an attached picture, but there was no propagation on either ECT or CT and required extreme force with a shovel sheer. Clouds and winds increased throughout the afternoon.  Surface snow conditions varied as some spots softened, although not too mushy, in the sunlight while others remained firm and windboarded.  The skiing conditions were neither amazing nor awful, but there were no signs of instability on the descent.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Clouds and winds increased into the afternoon, but remained mostly sunny and above freezing.  The wind was not transporting much, if any, snow.