Observation: Bridge Canyon

Observation Date
04/10/2017
Observer Name
brian smith

Region:

Location Name or Route
bridge canyon 8000 to 5500
Weather
Weather Comments
clear
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

still some dry snow in the shade with nice turning,  wet, heavy snow elsewhere

Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
the new snow was easy to get moving in the sun.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

loose wet sliding on the old bed surface in the sun.

Comments

1. bridge canyon slide path

2. same

3. wet slides from ski cut

4. debris from the January avalanche

I forgot to hit 'send' yesterday. This am the surface at 5500 (my house) is frozen. I again suspect the main danger is the warm wet snow. 

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