Observation: Red Baldy

Observation Date
3/16/2019
Observer Name
mark white
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Red Pine, White Pine
Weather
Weather Comments
Clear and cold in the AM, continued blue skies and warm in the afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
It seemed as White Baldy got a little less snow than some other places I’ve been since our last storm, there was about a foot of light density settled powder on the face, Lake Peak in White Pine seemed to get more of the lake affect snow. The snow heated up in the usual way, SE first then S, SW, E, and W the high elevation N, NE, and NW stayed dry.
Comments
Travel today was up Red Pine Gulch to the top of White Baldy which is due N and around 11,000ft, the snow remained dry throughout the day and the only activity noted was sluffing of the recrystallized light density snow on the steeps. We then broke trail out the W facing that was saturated by 2:00PM and dropped off NE facing Lake Peak into White Pine which also was holding dry snow late in the day. I did note one large slide that happened during the storm which I have not heard about, it was mid slope on SW facing Long John Silver in White Pine. There was also some shallow new wet activity in E facing Red Pine above the lake, and also got a look at some of the large wet slides from yesterday in the S facing chutes above the LCC road.
Photos: large slide on Long John Silver, wet activity in Red Pine, and wet slides from yesterday on the N side of the road, sluffing in steeper terrain and dry recrystallized powder on the high N
Thinking low in the morning and moderate in the afternoon with heating
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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