Observation: Hoyt Peak

Observation Date
01/20/2018
Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hoyt Peak
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
10"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9900
Slope Angle
25

I headed up to both Duke and Hoyt peak today.  I did not see any wind loading in the areas I visited.  Ski cuts above steep terrain produced manageable sluffs.  All the cornices in this area are still very small and manageable.  My snow pit showed a mostly stable snowpack, however; that did not lure me into open terrain.

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