Habegger Powder

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
habeggers
Submission Info
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 10:00am
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Habeggers 37° 14' 6.252" N, 118° 32' 39.84" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Habagger (sp?) morning tour.

8am at parking lot, 8600ft, 2C, scattered clouds, no precip but snow clearly blowing on ridges, moderate gusts of sw wind.

Travel up was firm, wind scoured, with little deposition in skin track until near the ridge at the top. 

10am at ridge, 10,200ft, -3C, sw wind gusting moderate, scattered clouds. 

boot pen 30cm, snow depth 107cm

from the bottom up

107-72: sugary facets 2-3 mm, fist

72-25: decomposing fragments 4f

25- surface: decomposing fragments, fist.

CTV on isolation on facets at the bottom. Could not get clear movement at 25cm junction identified in handpit.  

hand pit failed moderate at 25cm depth on q2 surface. Seemed to be a junction of 4f to 4f+, perhaps variation within the storm. 

Plenty of tracks in the area. Sun crust starting to form at the surface but still very friendly skiing.  Mostly powder. 

At the bottom of our first run, two skiers ~2m apart felt a settling wumpf. We were in trees on a less steep angle (~20) and the snow pack was only 75cm deep. These facets could be a real zone of movement in steeper areas with shallow snowpack. 

Variable conditions toward the bottom, but decent coverage. 

 

 

 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
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