Observation: Spring Canyon

Observation Date
01/12/2018
Observer Name
St Jeor

Region:

Location Name or Route
Spring Canyon
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Light snow most of the day with little to no accumulation. skys were clearing in the afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
18"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

All of our stability tests were failing on facets above the most recent crust with good propagation. The crusts are heavily faceted and getting harder to identify. Riding conditions are much improved but there are still a lot of obstacles out there.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Frequent collapsing in all areas.
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9700
Slope Angle
15
Today's Observed Danger Rating
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates