Observation: Logan Peak Area

Observation Date
12/19/2017
Observer Name
Weed, Staples

Region:

Location Name or Route
Right Hand Fork, Richards Hollow, Whites Bedground, Logan Peak
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
1"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
We noticed recent activity on the north side of Logan Peak in Upper Spring Hollow. A small wind slab, perhaps 40' wide and 8" deep at around 9200' on a drifted northeast facing slope.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

We noticed some drifting from increasing southwest wind at upper elevations.  Overnight winds, continuing tomorrow will create heightened avalanche conditions.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

Not really a problem yet, but widespread very weak snow will cause a lingering persistent slab problem when the current surface is buried by a slab.

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8400
Slope Angle
34
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates