Observation: Stump Hollow

Observation Date
01/21/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Stump Hollow/ Beaver Creek Canyon
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Cold
Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northwest
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
24

I found a bit stronger snow at higher elevations in the backcountry on a northeast facing slope at around 8500' off Marge's Lift on Beaver Mt.  But tests still showed propagation on a deeply buried layer of sugary faceted snow.

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