Observation: Greens Basin

Observation Date
01/14/2018
Observer Name
Justin Daining

Region:

Location Name or Route
Greens Basin
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
Beautiful bluebird day. Sun beating down on our fragile snowpack.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
It's a mixed bag out there. Surface facets on east facing slopes under 30 degrees made for excellent riding conditions. Still not much cover on north facing trees in Greens Basin.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
2 foot slab on top of a nasty layer of small facets. ECTP 14 Q1. As the experts have noted, avalanches now could leave a layer of depth hoar intact that could cause problems down the road.
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9600
Slope Angle
28
Comments
Another ECT on NorthEast terrain did not yield results. Spacial variability is real. This is my first observation. Hit me up with questions or advice!
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates