Anthracite Mesa

GUIDE(S): Scott
DATE: 01/12/2015
ACTIVITY: Ski touring
LOCATION: Anthracite Mesa/ Coneys
ELEVATION: 9,500 to 11,000
ASPECT: NE-E

WEATHER: Temps in the 20’s. Cloud ceiling of 10,500 at the trailhead, gradually rising throughout the day. Sun visible around noon, and remaining until 3. Winds calm to light throughout the afternoon.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: 3cm buried surface hoar layer found at all aspects and elevations where I dug including ridge top. ECT near ridgetop provided no result on the December 13th layer 80cm below the surface. HST was between 10-15cm depending on elevation, no evidence of wind transport.