Date of Observation: 01/29/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Aspect: South East, South West
Elevation: 10,500 – 11,800
Avalanches: Touchy, very small windslabs running on crust 6-10 cm deep on freshly wind loaded SE aspects
Weather: Overcast cleared to scattered skies by mid day. Moderate SW winds with strong gusts and moderate snow transport, working over snow surfaces on windward slopes.
Snowpack: 5cm of new this morning, not bonding well to Jan 29 crust. On SE aspect ATL, this crust was 4-8cm thick with 1mm facets below it. On WSW aspect BTL, there were 2 crust layers near the surface, 2 cm thick, with 1-2 cm of fist hard faceting DF’s (.5mm) between and 0.5mm DF’s below the crusts. Jan 14th rounding facet layer was 55 cm deep, with CT12, SC results.