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20191216 - 1330 hrs - Meyers - Parks Creek Summit Trailhead parking area, 6,800 feet
AIR TEMP: 30 def F
SURF PEN: 6-12 inches
HEIGHT OF SNOWPACK: 27-35 inches at 6,800 ft.
HEIGHT OF NEW SNOW: 8-11 inches
NOTES: 4.5 road miles from Stewart Springs to measurable snow and parking location (6,500).
Well developed surface hoar on shady, northerly aspects below and near treeline. Six to twelve inches soft snow (fist hardness) on top of crust layers below. Two to three feet of snow total exists above 6,500 feet. Very little wind effect on snow surfaces. Heavy rime on trees. Shallow buried objects lurk but coverage decent. Sun was out but temps remained below freezing. No red flags of avalanche danger.