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I got out a litter later in the afternoon today immediately after the late morning blast of new snow. The new snow was heavier than Sierra Cement. Also there was a non-frozen rain crust that had just formed before I got on the mountain making a perfectly upside down snow pack with the light snow from two day ago sitting at the bottom. I felt one collapse as soon as I skinned into low angle wind loaded terrain. Now there is a cohesive slab on top of our snow pack which means even with cold temps slides are possible. Total new snow is sitting at about 14 inches and with a very high water content that means that's enough snow to get carried. The first pic below is of the rain crust and the second is of the West Notch Couloir skiers right side entrance. Again I skied the low angle south side of Notch.
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