Observation: Reynolds Pk

Observation Date
12/17/2017
Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson, Diegel, Patterson

Region:

Location Name or Route
Reynolds Peak
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Weather Comments
Glorious
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
1"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Poor snow structure; northerly aspects even down low held facets over an old mf crust.
Comments

Walked in boots from Reynolds Flat up to Reynolds Peak following game trails to the top.  Continued down the north ridge of Reynolds to Dog Lake and out Mill D North.  Easy travel.  

Weak, weak, weak snow on northwest to east facing terrain at the mid and upper elevations.  Some low elevation northerlies held a few cm of weak snow over old mf crusts.  

Photos below show

  • Cardiff and Kessler in all their thin-coated glory
  • Depth hoar crystals
  • Mid-pack faceted crystals
  • Near surface faceted crystals
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates