Convict Lake Conditions

Convict Lake
Submission Info
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
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Convict Lake 37° 34' 53.004" N, 118° 51' 55.8" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured out of Convict Lake Marina. Enough snow to complete a lap of convict lak.  Not downhill skiable terrain in this area, lots of exposed vegation/rocks.   At SW end of lake split off towards Mt. Morrison and dug a hasty pit at 7700', NW Aspect, Above Treeline, on ~15deg Slope.

  • HS: 37.5cm
    • 4F: 30cm - Surface
    • 4F/Fist: Ground to 30cm
  • Ski Pen: 20cm
  • Boot Pen: 30cm
  • ECT was unreactive/not enough snow
  • Observed wind textured/scalloped surface on more exposed slopes (those without sheltering from vegetation)

Pertinant Negatives: Did not see any signs of natural avalanches.  No signs of faceting or surface hoar.


Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 
  • Estimated 10mph wind out of south with gusts up to 30.
    • Wind appeared to be more westerly at higher elevations
  • Significant snow transport/spindrifts visible off exposed ridgelines.
  • Lake is still entirely unfrozen.
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