North Castle Peak

Location Name: 
North Castle Peak
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:00
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United States
39° 21' 47.7684" N, 120° 20' 37.8672" W

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Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

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Warm, soggy and thin approach picking our way through the rocks and trees and across the creeks from the rest area.  Not much direct sun on the southerly approch slopes so they stayed reletively firm despite the warm temps...slushy on the way out but no rollerballs and not too sticky.  However lots of traversing and little turnable snow on the way back to the truck.   

North Bowl was heavily tracked.  No new signs of instability or avalanche activity.  Some cornice fall and light debris was still visible on upper slopes but did not appear widespread.  Signs of old crowns from windslab slides that had likely failed during the stom but filled back in.  

Snow in N Bowl was consolidated and appeared well bonded.  Other groups were observed skiing the steepest most heavily windloaded aspects with no signs of instability.  

Weather Observations
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75% of the sky covered by clouds
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Above Freezing
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