Observation type - Snowpack
Observer - Quinn Carson
Keep me anonymous if published - no
Location (general area) - San Gorgonio Wilderness
Date (yyyymmdd) - 3/30/15
Time - 3:00pm
Road conditions to area - Perfect
Temperature - 30-50
Sky - clear (no clouds)
Wind speed - Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction - not observed
Wind direction in degrees
Slope aspect - North
Aspect in degrees
Elevation - 10,000'
Snow depth - 3-5'
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches - No
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing - no
Rapid warming - no
Obvious avalanche path - yes
Consistent snow on N facing slopes began around 9000'. Snowpack was solid and still deep on north facing chutes and gullies around 10,000'. Above the treeline was melted out due to lack of shade. Best bet: get as high as you can where there is still significant tree cover.
Publish this observation - Yes I would like this observation Published