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Observation: Seward

Location: Mt. Eva, Seward

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Route & General Observations

Toured up from Stoney Creek to 3,000′ in the bowl. We skied a NW facing slope just below the glacier.

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Observer Comments

None observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

High 20 degree temps, very light wind, high clouds moved in from the south throughout the day and it started to snow very lightly by the time we headed down at 4:30pm.

Snow surface

Below Treeline: 10-15cm of powder from most recent storm above firm snow
Above Treeline: variable depending on aspect and elevation. Steep slopes facing directly south had a sun crust. All other aspects held about 10-15cm of powder. As we gained elevation there were isolated wind slabs.

Snowpack

Dug a pit at 2,500' on a west aspect, 27 degree slope. boot pen 40cm, ski pen 10cm
Total height of snow was 175cm although the immediate surrounding area had depths as great as 300cm.
Structure was surprisingly good until we got down near the ground where we found a 4 finger layer of 3mm facets above a crust. See photo for hand hardness profile
CT11 40cm's down on a density change
ECTN21 on the same layer

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