Observation: Reynolds Pk

Observation Date
02/18/2018
Observer Name
Max Schuler

Region:

Location Name or Route
Reynolds Peak
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Gusts on top were quite strong but overall the winds were surprisingly moderate. It looked like some lower elevation slopes were getting more wind loading than Reynolds. We were back at the car before the winds picked up and it started to snow.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
Great creamy riding conditions on Reynolds Glade and East Reynolds.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Saw wind loading of most northern aspects. To or surprise very little wind loading on the East Face if Reynolds.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northwest
Elevation
9200
Slope Angle
22
Comments
Dug a quick pit half way up the Reynolds Glade Skin Track. CTM (SC Q1 on the 13th tap 85cm deep on facets near the ground).
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates