Rock Creek Snow and Coverage Conditions

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Rock Creek
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Volunteer Observer
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:15am
37° 23' 20.4576" N, 118° 46' 37.092" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured around the Treasure Col over past two days, in Little Lakes Valley and out the Mills Lake drainage past Ruby.

Coverage is adequate on the way in and requires picking a good route to avoid removing skis on the way out. Ruby Lk. drainage still goes but barely. Snow bridges covering creeks are mostly collapsed up to 10800 or so from the rain event, and upper lakes are frozen still but beginning to melt out at edges.

Snow conditions were a mixed bag- southern slopes had the beginnings of melt freeze snow, though interspersed with large sections of exposed rain crust. Northern aspects had 2-4" breakable wind board that is sitting on top of the rain layer making skinning conditions rather sporty, and skiing conditions less enjoyable. 

Hourglass had not been skied past mid height due to this funky snow, Cat's Ears, Abbott/Dade Couloir and Petit Griffon Couloirs all had multiple crowns still exposed from past avalanche cycle. 

Snowpack photos: 

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