Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol
Patrol Log: Saturday, January 5, 2002: Bloom
Skied the Pot hole trail part way with Randy Morris. There was no new snow.
The depth ranged from 0" to about 2'. I did not dig a snow pit. However,
I did several pole probes along the trail. There was a hard crust to about
6" down, then a soft pocket. There was depth hoar from the ground to about 6-8".
On the return trip I sank through the crust on the SE clear slope. A heavy
snow will make for dangerous avalanche conditions. There were 72 vehicles with
trailers, including 1 Semi tractor and 9 other vehicles in the morning.
In the afternoon, there were 88 and 16 respectively.
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