Bishop Creek - Table Mountain snow conditions

9000ft Table Mtn
Submission Info
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 2:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 14' 37.5972" N, 118° 34' 34.734" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

The S fork Bishop creek road was pretty deep driving and wind drifted. Snowpack is building and covered well from 4Jefferys campground up the nose of Table Mountain. Skinning was deep, but not to ardous. Gullies were crossloaded on the northerly aspects and were sensitive when approached. Noticed a few small D.5-1 natural avalanches around 30-50cm crown height on E and NE aspects around 9500ft below cliff features. Could not see how far these small slides slid. Did not experience any collapsing or whumpfing. On the ski down, purposely ski cut cross loaded gully features on northerly aspects and was able to trigger some soft slabs that propogated 40ft and slid around 80ft vertical. Stayed to manageable terrain and apex of slight ridges to minimize exposure. Visibility was about nill when I skiied down around 330pm and it was close to being knee deep. 

HS: 135cm


see attached snowprofile

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Had some visibility around 1230pm, but by 130pm the snow intensity really picked up and was snowing S2-S5 (mod-heavy) for the rest of the afternoon. The S Fork road was heavily wind drifted with transported snow. I was in a fairly sheltered area and winds were moderate from the south. I could hear stronger winds and gusts from the heights above.

 Nice cold temps ~19F at 230pm.

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