Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

NAME: JSJ
DATE: 15-01-18
LOCATION: Snodgrass
ELEVATION: 9400′ to 10,600′
ASPECT: NE
WEATHER: Clear and warm with steady light to moderate NNW winds.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Surface faceting continuing on shaded aspects and some thin wind crusts found below treeline on open slopes crossloading terrain features North to South. Persistent slab seems to be losing cohesion. Travel on open slopes into the high 30’s slope angle produced one small collapse on a steep roll, but nothing moved and no other signs of instability. Ski pen deepening throughout the week it seems. Poor structure in this zone but low hazard it seems due to any slab cohesion.