Observation: Naomi Trail

Observation Date
01/2/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove/ Naomi Pk Trail
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Variable snow surface conditions.   Fairly easy traveling on mostly supportable snow, but droppy in shallow snow at mid and low elevations...

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
No obviuos signs of instability...
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8600
Slope Angle
25
Comments

 Noted increased stabilization, decreased slab tension, and a high temperature gradient with lots of facet formation.  The slab layer didn't exist anymore down low on TG road, just very loose sugary snow....

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