Observation type- Snowpack
Location (general area)- East of Mt. Waterman/Buckhorn area
Date (yyyymmdd)- 2013/01/22
Road conditions to area- clear
Temperature- 40 to 50f
Sky- few clouds (up to 2/8)
Wind speed- Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction- not observed
Wind direction in degrees
Slope aspect- North East
Aspect in degrees
Slope angle- 25-35
Elevation- 6700-7500 approx
Snow depth- 0 to 18"
Boot/ Ski penetration- 0" up to 8"
Activity, recent avalanches- No
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing- no
Rapid warming- yes
Obvious avalanche path- no
Terrain trap- no
Comment- These areas had trees with lots of spacing.
I actually traveled on east aspects off Mt. Waterman and then more northerly aspects above Buckhorn.
The eastern aspects ( had a mix of; consolidated snow with a corn surface, very soft loose snow, and 1" breakable crust with loose sugary snow below and frozen snow even lower.
The northern slopes had; areas of boiler plate, the crust with soft below, and some good corn.