Observation: West Beaver Perimeter

Observation Date
02/7/2018
Observer Name
Weed, Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Beaver Mt, Franklin Basin, Backside
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Stayed nice and cool with cloud cover and wind
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Nice and smooth, mostly supportable, fast graupel on a rain crust.  Easy traveling conditions.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Still finding full propegation on December faceted weak layers, and in places, on buried surface hoar.
Snow Profile
Aspect
West
Elevation
8700
Slope Angle
18
Comments

We found a buried surface hoar layer about a foot under the surface.  This is visible in the snowpit wall and is easily found in stability tests

We found Q1 and full propagation in shallower snow at around 7700' on an east facing slope just below the Spring Road, but  even in the the same pit, test scores were not very consistent.

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates