Observation: Lofty Lake

Observation Date
05/5/2018
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin

Region:

Location Name or Route
Ruth Lk, Lofty and Mt Marsell
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Southeast
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Clear skies till early afternoon then high thin clouds and warm temperatures. Light east southeast winds usually typical for this area.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
A marginal refreeze was enough to keep the conditions supportable into the afternoon with good in and out access, not getting too soft. Riding and turning were decent with snow conditions softening east and south, but high north has not quite seen the spring bake.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Very minor wet loose snow around rocks heating up and a few other roller balls scattered around with direct sun.
Comments
For the marginal winter we had current conditions are still quite nice, although the highway is quickly melting, it is still good conditions to move around the high country. The Uintas are usually more white for the first of May.
Minor wet loose snow around rocks that are heating up and places with direct sun.
Parking today was at Sulphur Campground on the hwy and the snow is rapidly retreating up towards the pass.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates