Observation: Wood Camp

Observation Date
01/21/2017
Observer Name
Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wood Camp Hollow
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
1"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

I found good powder conditions in places that didn't avalanche, and not too bad traveling conditions higher up in the smoothed-in avalanche paths.  Travel was nearly impossible In some of the lower reaches of the debris from the huge avalanches on January 11.

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
7900
Slope Angle
35
Comments

I found well-developed surface hoar crystals buried under 1.5" of new snow, especially at lower elevations and in sheltered areas.

I'm very impressed by the size of many of the avalanches from last week's historic avalanche cycle, and I'd certainly have add the avalanche in South Wood Camp to the list....  Lots of big timber uprooted and swept down the path. Among deep, rock-hard piles and hedgerows of dirty, goblin-sized ice balls in the toe of avalanche is a jack-straw'ed pile of 70' trees  

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