Variable Snow Conditions in the White Fang/Wall of the Future Area

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
White Fang/Wall of the Future
Submission Info
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
South Couloir of White Fang 37° 32' 25.9692" N, 118° 51' 6.984" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

A 7:15am start from the McGee Creek Summer trailhead with the goal to ski The Lightning Bolt Couloir. Easy travel on the summer trail with 4 short melted out sections. Once headed up hill towards White Fang, solar aspects held spring like snow, while on northern aspects facets and wind affected snow was predominate. Upon putting eyes on the bottom section of the Lightning Bolt, which lacked coverage, the plan changed to the (South Couloir?) on White Fang. Travel up the Couloir was on a variety of surfaces including semi-supportable wind skin, thin sun affected crusts, and lots of wallowing in deep facets. No continuous slab was noted, nor any signs on instability. Overall the story in this area is one of inconsistent skiing and low snow levels.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 
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