Observation type - Snowpack
Observer - Sean Kovich
Keep me anonymous if published - no
Location (general area) - Mt. Baldy Bowl
Date (yyyymmdd) - 03/02/2014
Time - 12:00
Road conditions to area - Clear Road to Trailhead
Temperature - 38-55
Sky - Overcast (sky covered)
Wind speed - Moderate (17-25mph Small trees sway/ flags stretched)
Wind direction - NE
Wind direction in degrees
Slope aspect - South East
Aspect in degrees - 40ish
Slope angle - 35
Elevation - 9,500'
Snow depth - 24"-30"
Boot/ Ski penetration
Precipitation - Light
Activity, recent avalanches - No
Brief description - No Visible Avalanche Activity in the Bowl.
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing - no
Rapid warming - yes
Obvious avalanche path - no
Terrain trap - yes
Dug 2 pits on SE aspect of the bowl at 9,500'. 24"-30" snow depth.
Very strong stability during shovel tests, no visible fracturing.
Overall stable/safe condition as long as you have skis/board you don't mind scratching up. During decent, coverage was less significant as aspect moved from SE to S (estimate 6-8").
Publish this observation - Yes I would like this observation Published