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LOCATION: Castle Lake, Right and Middle Peak
SKY CONDITION: Broken
PRECIPITATION TYPE/RATE: none
BLOWING SNOW: no
AIR TEMPERATURE: 15 deg F
SURFACE PENETRABILITY: Ski - 0 to 1" (0 to 2.5 cm) / Boot - 0" to 1" (0 to 2.5 cm)
HEIGHT OF SNOWPACK (HS): 2' to 4' (60 to 121 cm)
HEIGHT OF NEW SNOW (HN): 1"
WIND: Light / Northeast
NOTES: A dusting of new snow over a shallow and well-worn snowpack exists at Castle Lake. Cooler temperatures kept the snow underfoot firm and difficult to skin. Use caution as many obstacles, such as bushes, rocks, and icy patches, remain. The inch of new snow barely hides patches of old rain runnels, hard marbleize icy surfaces, and variable sastrugi.
Small patchy clouds hung around 7,000-10,000 feet throughout the area. A cold light breeze blew out of the Northeast.