Glass Creek Meadow snowpack

Glass Creek Meadow
Submission Info
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
Glass Creek Meadow
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured from top of J6 down into Glass Creek Meadow and up to the true summit of White Wing. Skiing off the back of J6 was extreme adventure skiing with unpredictably breakable crusts and dense aspen shoots. A better route would have been off the saddle between J6 and J7.

The upper elevations on White Wing had giant sastrugi and was a struggle to ski. Down lower in the protected north facing trees was fantastic skiing on recycled powder. No wind effects in the trees.

The skin back up to June towards the saddle was on widespread old wind board / melt-freeze. No evidence of fresh wind slabs in exposed south facing terrain that we traveled on, however there were a couple of very small and very hard seemingly fresh wind deposits just below the ridge line. These exhibited some minor cracking. No other signs of instability the whole day and didn't see any wind transport.

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