Observation Date: 02/02/2014
Southeast of Elk Meadows
Partly cloudy, occasional sun and occasional light flurries. Upper teens to lower twenties.
Calm. No evidence of major wind loading or transport on the aspects we skied. Open West aspects appeared to be more wind affected.
New Snow: 12+”
No signs of avalanche activity with the exception of some sluffs on steeper/rockier terrain. While skinning up NE aspect between 6300 ft and 7600 ft had a significant whumpf and fracturing on an open 30-35 degree slope in the trees. Dug a pit at about 7600 ft, 30 degree slope, NE aspect: ECTP16 Q2 with the storm snow sliding on a significant layer of hoar with decent energy – enough to make us stick to skiing the trees. Excellent skiing with no activity on the descent.
Observer: Grant Copenhaver