Observation: Ridge Yurt

Observation Date
01/15/2018
Observer Name
Eric Ghanem

Region:

Location Name or Route
Ridge Yurt area
Weather
Sky
Clear
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
Dense snow above hard slab. Felt supportive. We saw no activity in the surrounding areas. SNOWPACK: (0 to 20cm) 2mm facets; (20 to 23) Hard crust (1F); (23 to 50) Dense snow (4F); (50 to 65cm) (few layers @ Fist) dense to lighter snow. from 23 to 65 cm the snowpack had a good cohesion. TESTS: 9400' NE @17deg (1&2) & NNE @22deg (3) (1) CT18 Q3 Braking @ 23cm on 2mm facets (HS65) (2) ECT22 Q2 Braking @ 23cm on 2mm facets (HS65), no propagation (3) ECT15 Q2 Breaking @ 23 cm on 2mm facets (HS55), no propagation
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Base of 20cm of facets (2mm) covered by a 2cm hard crust (where test fractures were noticed). We did not experience propagation during the 2 ECT tests.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
9400
Slope Angle
22
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates