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Looking to shuck some corn today. Found some, but also found plenty of wet grits.
Sweetest, most lasting corn we found was on moderately angled slopes at mid elevations. Easily overlooked.
To 6000 ft.
2 slides that broke just below the ridgeline on the E face of Nycak Mountain, directly below pt 7715 and the saddle to the SE. Couldn't see full extent of debris. ENE aspects. Looked fresh, though 1 below pt 7715 seemed to have blown in slightly. Likely occurred during strong westerly winds 4/7. Possibly triggered by cornice fall, though no breaks in cornice were obvious.
Crown visible just below cornice on E Face of Nyack Mtn above Cascadilla Creek. Crown thickness varied from 1 to maybe 3 feet. Debris running downslope triggered slabs on flanks with criowns ~2 feet and D1.5-2 in themselves. Possibly failed on 3/24 persistent weak layer (all crowns above ~5800'). Crown crisp, so likely failed at end of wind-loading event 4/7.
Sluffs of dense wet snow that released from ski turns on steep slopes, along with tire-sized rollerballs that left gouges 2+ feet deep in the snowpack. Most of the rollerballs didn't coalsece into wet loose slides except on SE slopes.
Lots of rollerballs and debris below NW-facing slopes just above valley bottom. Looked to have run yesterday. Still frozen midday today.
Debris piles in/below most SE facing gullies above Cascadilla Creek. Ran to upper track. Shallow - mostly rollerballs - but wide piles.
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