Avalanche Observed from 1/31 or 2/1 was Loose Wet on a South aspect above Gem Lake in steep rocky terrain. Instability on North aspects was associated with Dry Loose snow on 2/2.
We toured in the June Lake Backcountry today and witnessed a lot of wind transport, but isolated wind drifting. Wind loaded snow reacted more like Loose Dry avalanches than windslab even though the surface snow was stiffer in places.
See photos and video to get an idea of the different observations from today.
Increasing cloud throughout the day. Cloud cover was thin initially and then thickened in the afternoon making visibility more challenging at the snow surface. Wind was present in confined terrain and on ridge lines. Temperatures were relatively mild and the cloud cover provided for some greenhouse effect.Close