Observation: Dog Leg Trees

Observation Date
01/24/2018
Observer Name
Weed, Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Providence Canyon, Dog Leg Trees Area
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Mild and mostly calm in the Dog Leg Area
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Nice shallow powder conditions, but a bit droppy in loose faceted underlying snow, especially in the trees.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Remided us of touring experiences in SW Colorado. A bit of a wallow in loose facets up high.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

Not much of a wind slab problem in this area yet, but drifted snow will pile up on very weak faceted snow in this area. 

Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
8000
Slope Angle
32
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates