Apex Jan 9th

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Windslabby conditions, sudden test results, and some shooting cracks. Found some nice boot top soft snow in mellow trees and went home.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

ECTP 14 SP down 30, windslab on facets ECTP 28 SC down 85. Dec 4th MFcr, facets up to 4mm.

Avalanche

Estimated 24 to 36 hours old. Windslab that went naturally during the wind event. Old snow underneath is faceted. Some areas stepped down to large facets (3-4mm) on the early Dec MFcr or even to ground. Crowns up to 100cm, but most of the.slab appears to be 30cm. Note several shallow release points around rocks in the photos.