Twin Lakes Rd. / Hole in the Wall cliffs
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Loose wet and rollerball activity below the Hole in the wall cliff.
Observed crown lines in chutes above cliffs. Looks like they are from small slabs breaking in recent wind slabs.
Snow surface obs: Observed a very wide variety of snow surfaces:
- Windaffected on the NE side of Panorama dome; boot pen 25 cm at 8787 ft.
- MF or sun affected crusts at 8600 ft. in open areas. Boot pen 9 cm at 8600 ft
- dry, loose snow in sheltered areas in the trees Boot pen 15 cm at 8600 ft.
- Sastrugi on windward side of gentle ridge at same elevaton.
Moderate winds with aoccasional higher gusts. Saw steady snow transport, rolling saltation on N side near top of panorama dome.