Date of Observation: 12/30/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South, South West, West
Avalanches: none observed.
Weather: Mostly sunny, strong radiation, becoming windier and cloudier from WNW by 1300. High temps in mid teens at 12,000ft.
Snowpack: Pretty encouraging snowpack across areas travelled today. Definitely evidence of significant wind transport, wind sculpted snow surfaces. Dug one profile, 10,800ft, near treeline, 33º, south facing. 150-200cm deep, right-side up snowpack, majority 4F-1F-P. Tested 12/22 interface with PST. no propagating results (PST60/100arr 20161222). Travelled steep, windloaded features with no cracking, no obvious instabilities.