Little Slide Canyon Snowpit and Obs

Lower Little Slide Canyon
Submission Info
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Johannes Griesshammer 38° 8' 13.3944" N, 119° 25' 12.666" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

2:20 pm 20 degree well above freezing

Snow depth= 143 cm

143-134 fist, very wet, saturated snow 


133-128= 4f wet

128-108= 1f rounded crystals

108-75= 2f slightly wet crystals, not rounded

75-70= 3/4f wet rounded crystals

70-5=2f slightly wet crystals, not rounded

5-0=4f wet rounded crystals


CST 22 Q3 @ 128


@75 noticed settling, did not shear, can pull out to ground with shovel behind block 

Wet, untransformed snow above 7200’ on N aspects on ski out. Can still make it from twin lakes to little slide on snow with covered stream crossing. Afternoon rockfall observed on S facing slopes, with lots of S facing drainages having appeared to slid within the past 48 hrs. N facing slopes mostly showed large avalanches, most likely from during the last storm cycle.



Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
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Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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