Aspendell Snowpit

Aspendell Meadow
Submission Info
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:45pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Aspendell Meadow 37° 14' 8.8152" N, 118° 36' 16.4124" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Recent storms Saturday and Sunday added upwards of 30cm of new snow to a very shallow or even nonexistant snow pack in the Aspendell area. High winds loaded lee ward slopes and a small avalanche was observed on a cross loaded slope near the mouth of Jawbone Canyon (see photos).

Skinning was a chore in hollow snow. Whumping and cracking were frequently observed. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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Snowpack is stil too shallow for skiing on Table Mountain or Habeggar's glades. Bishop Bowl looked very marginal and the approach slopes are mostly brush still. The roads up from the closures at South Fork and Aspendell have poor coverage with a lot of bare pavement. Perhaps possible for the determined skier!

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