Observation Date: 01/18/2021
Stayed at the Lupine Yurt and skied some east facing ridges below the Morrell Mountain lookout
Overcast after morning sun, mid 20s, very light west winds. Occasional very light snow and fog.
Very light out of the west. Small pockets of wind transport near ridges, occasional pockets of wind affected surface snow, not much concerning.
New Snow: 0-3″
No obvious signs of natural or human causes avalanches, but visibility was pretty low
Did an extended column test.
Slope aspect 68deg ENE
Slope angle 26deg
About 10-12cm of fresh snow, minor fracture ECTN3 at 12cm
ECTN19 at 38cms on a clear crust.
Total depth was 115cm. Density was pretty consistent through the snowpack and most layers seemed well bonded. Major layer of facets approx 20-25cm from the ground but we couldn’t get it to collapse with any available triggers.
Observer: Skander Spies