Observation: Steep Hollow

Observation Date
02/9/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Steep Hollow
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Same as it's been....mild, windy, cloudy
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Supportable, with a brittle, 1/4" thick ice-crust at upper elevations.  A couple crusts, from 1/27 and 2/4, with a little snow in between in more sheltered terrain.... MF crust at lower elevations.  

Comments

Sure is nice to be able to get out into the mountains, but riding conditions aren't so great.  I had to keep the speed down in the upper elevation meadows to keep from being thrown around when the skis bit into the crust.  

The rocks on Double Top Mountain also appeared to be coated by a layer of thick ice...

The snow structure is still poor in many areas under the crust, with dormant layers of very weak faceted snow buried under 2 to 3 feet of gradually hardening snow.

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