Observation: Huntington Canyon

Observation Date
12/7/2016
Observer Name
Brett Kobernik

Region:

Location Name or Route
Huntington Canyon
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Cold clear afternoon with calm to light wind variable in direction
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Wind prior to this little storm transported quite a bit of snow along the higher ridges. I did not note much drifting in the terrain directly adjacent to the road.
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
8700
Slope Angle
20
Comments

Snowpack is shallow although currently has a decent structure aside from a small amount of faceted snow near the ground.  

There really isn't enough snow on the ground to be able to travel into the terrain of Huntington Canyon.  Perhaps after the next series of storms we will be able to poke around a bit.

Below:  Camp Chute starting zone

Below:  Terrain adjacent to Camp Chute.  Good example of what the snow cover looks like in upper Huntington Canyon.

Danger rating is only for the Huntington Canyon region.

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