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Day off tour to JF Stevens Canyon to look for dry-ish snow. We found:
We stuck to moderately angled, planar slopes where any drifts were patchy. We didn't venture into the most wind loaded terrain.
Although rollerballs released from ski turns from about 6000 feet down on northerly slopes, below about 5000 feet the wet snow released from ski turns became more substantial and consequential. We were in/ adjacent to a steep, northerly gully, so the debris didn't have far to run. Guessing these could have grown to D2 had they occurred on a steep slope with a long continuous pitch.
Partial release of glide crack above Shed 12. Ran to bench above shed. More cracks on the slope.
TIme is a guess based on elevation of start zone and aspect. Debris down to creek bottom at about 5000'.
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