Observation: Amazon Face

Observation Date
02/5/2017
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Beaver Envy
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Broken skies with no precip. Very warm today.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Damp Snow Surface.  West Aspect has a number of melt freeze crusts.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wet Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

I think that issues at lower elevation are far more dangerous than any issue above 7700 ft.  Very wet snow below 7,700 ft.  Lots of roller balls.  Could not create any pushalanches though.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Normal Caution
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments

Wind slabs and some suspect snowpack structure but no great pit results.  

Comments

Not a lot to note today.  We did dig a pit at 8,400 ft.  No notable pit results.  There are two melt freeze crust with decent failure on Compression Tests but no results on ECT.  

Video
Video

Moderate for Wet Activity,  

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