Observation Date: 02/03/2018
Bear Creek Overlook trail to pt. 7700. Conservative route back down to bear creek overlook road.
Rain to 5600 ft. Sleet then snow above 5700
Rain from Friday night-Sat morning line around 6200 ft.
6200-6800 ft. rollerballs
Light snow, lots of wind blowing snow up high.
High circling gusts above 7000 ft.
Cornices and wind slabs forming.
Snow was heavy and hard to transport, but the gusts were sufficient today.
New Snow: 3-6″
None seen. Poor visibility.
Snowpit at 7500 ft.
ECTN11 @172cm clean Q2-1 planar shear
4 cm below a major crust- not sure of the failure layer (buried surface hoar?)
The 33 cm of snow above the 172 cm was unusually dense and wind raked
Observer: Brian Stampe