The snowboarder above me who was the only other person in Hillmans let of a slab about 35 feet wide right under this boulder 2/3 up Hillmans. There is a debris field about 100 feet long and 35 feet wide, or a almost as wide as Hillmans at that point. . . .
Light to moderate snowfall, mostly rimed particles and full round graupel and blowing snow. 20-30mph+ in our location, 60-80mph westerly on the summit.
“Whumpfing” (x4) and shooting cracks observed. Surface wind slabs to 6″ were . . .
Sky OVC. GR. East Aspect. Moderate West winds.
CT11 SP 1mm facets down 30cm
Isolated pockets that are holding snow were becoming reactive during today’s storm. Lots of big wind, with mixed frozen particles were being deposited and transported. The small isolated pocket below the second pitch of upper Hitchcock was becoming . . .
The new snow was in abundance all the way along the Cog tracks, allowing continuous skinning from the parking lot to the auto road crossing, with some really nice skiing from below the transformer portage (i.e., a few hundred vertical above Jacob’s . . .
Instructed at an AIARE 1 course. Took following temps at Hermit Lake at roughly 11:45am-> TAir: 0c, TSurf: -6c, T10: -8c, T20: -9.5c.
We did some digging near Leve Rock in Tuckerman Ravine. Huge variability – I found HS 190cm with HS 85cm roughly . . .
Observed fresh avalanche crown with ski tracks entering in from lookers right. Slope SE, slightly convex, approx 40 degree slope angle. D1 hard slab, 30′ wide with a crown height 20″. Very little debris remained possibly due to fragmenting & . . .
Clear skies, calm wind. New snow Tuesday and Wednesday followed strong W wind has increased the size of snowfields in Tuckerman & Huntington Ravines, particularly mid-slope well below the sky line. In Tuckerman Ravine the sluff piles continue to . . .
On and off again clouds provided on and off again visibility. Calm W winds had little effect on the moderate amount of snow falling. A thin rain crust is present near and above tree line. Depth of the rain crust within the snowpack varies depending . . .
We observed anywhere from about 10cm to 30cm of new snow on top of the Dec 15 crust in the area below The Chute and Left Gulley. (The crust varied from about 5cm to 20cm thick depending on aspect and was knife hard.) Multiple hand shears and tests . . .