Observation: Georges Bowl

Observation Date
12/29/2017
Observer Name
J. Steenburgh

Region:

Location Name or Route
Georges Bowl
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Warm, but breezy.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Surface snow varied from settled powder, to dense powder, to wind slab depending on elevation and aspect.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Compared to my last tour three days ago, things have quieted down significantly. Although there was evidence of recent avalanche activity (natural and human trigger) as discussed in previous reports, on shorter, steeper slopes, we initiated nothing on test slopes up to 35 degrees. Also, compared to the rolling thunder collapses on 26 Dec, we heard only a couple of minor rumbles today. Still, giving any slopes with consequences a wide birth.
Comments
Threw in this report as we saw only one other tourer today below Montreal Hill, although there were four people exiting on two snowmobiles at about 10 AM. Took no pictures, left only ptex. Quite a bit in fact.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates