Observation type - Snowpack
Observer - Mike
Keep me anonymous if published - no
Location (general area) - Kratka Ridge
Date (yyyymmdd) - 20151115
Time - 1430
Road conditions to area - Used 4WD twice to keep it straight. Clear by now. Although some kid flipped his Evo into a tree. Drive safe!
Temperature - 34
Sky - Obscured (fog or base layer prevents view of sky)
Wind speed - Moderate (17-25mph Small trees sway/ flags stretched)
Wind direction - SW
Wind direction in degrees - 220-240
Slope aspect - North East
Slope angle - 30
Elevation - 7200
Snow depth - <1"
Boot/ Ski penetration - To the ground
Precipitation - Light
Activity, recent avalanches - No
Brief description - Very thin coverage. No measurable accumulations up to the top of the ridge. Mostly wet and melting.
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks,collapsing - noRapid warming - yes
Obvious avalanche path - no
Terrain trap - no
Comment - Didn't dig a pit but the dog was digging for a chipmunk. This storm layer is bonding exceptionally well with the layer beneath it on account of it's melting right into it. Just stoked for the season to start.
Publish this observation - Yes I would like this observation Published
Looking south off the saddle at Vista Day Use Area near Snow Crest off Hwy 2