Observation: Lewis Peak Area

Observation Date
12/23/2017
Observer Name
Doug Wewer

Region:

Location Name or Route
Lewis Peak Area
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
12"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Made it up to around 7500' in the Lewis Peak area. Found similar conditions that others reported in the Ogden Mountains. Large heart-stopping collapses up to 50+ feet away. Most wind loaded slopes had already naturally collapsed. The eggshell cracking was all that remained.  I kept slope angles low, so no avalanching. Travel on skis is extremely difficult off of a road or trail due to deep brush, lack of a base and large rocks. New snow felt upside down and punchy with the weak facets. Staying on top was a challenge. 

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