Observation: Scotts Peak

Observation Date
01/28/2018
Observer Name
Glew

Region:

Location Name or Route
Scott's Pass
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Mostly high clouds with a few warm pokes of sun. Clearing towards the late afternoon. Really warm day!!!
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Rain-Rime Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Found a thin rime crust on almost all snow aspects. The only place I found powder snow was in tightly spaced conifer trees. which blocked the rime from the snow surface. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Dug a pit on a N facing aspect at 9,500 feet. I got an ECTP25 failing near the ground. There was about 100cm of snow where I dug.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates