Observation: Lofty Lake

Observation Date
03/11/2017
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin

Region:

Location Name or Route
Lofty Peak, Mt Marsell
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
A decent refreeze overnight with mid and lower elevations softening quickly. High clouds changing to thicker clouds late afternoon, pleasant temperatures even on the high ridge lines.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
A little of everything today with snow conditions. Up high around Lofty Peak the snow on north through southeast facing slopes did not soften much today. Very minor wet roller balls on due south and the slight breeze keeping the wet activity in check. That time of year where you can easily get around on sleds with very supportable snow and get back into those favorite spots you've been waiting for all winter. The snow pack is deep and quite stable right now.
Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
No red flags at and above tree line around the Lofty and Mt Marsell terrain.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
The warm weather has not quite reached the upper elevations and very little wet activity noticed in my travels.
Comments
Looking out over the High Uintas with a nice deep snow pack and great coverage.
Despite the warm temperatures the trail is holding up, but at the trail head it is mud season.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates