Observation: Skyline

Observation Date
01/6/2017
Observer Name
Darce Trotter / Steve Cote

Region:

Location Name or Route
Fairview Canyon to Miller Flat
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
cold clear morning with great visibility.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
14"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

60 cm week total cleared from Miller Flat Interval Board, total pack now 145 cm.  Concerns over buried weak layer confirmed in Electric Lake bowl, large 8-10 mm surface hoar now buried 60 cm deep, and may persist for quite some time.  

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
see Electric Lake Avalanche report
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Deep Slab
Trend
Same
Comments

Phone Shot had run during Storm, note stepping down on lookers R side lower down the ridge

this activity occurred above area of last fatality on the Skyline, near Huntington Lake

Activity noted on Skyline Drive south of Fairview Canyon summit 

lots of pockets sluffing in low density new snow. 

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