A high degree of spatial variability in the snowpack, with the 4200-4800’ elevation section now a well developed avalanche path due to an avalanche last week and subsequent reloading.
We found a mix of soft (4F-F) and hard (1F) slabs as a snow . . .
We ascended and descended Monroe Brook today. Upon reaching 4200′ in the gully proper, we found avalanche debris from within the past week or so. We turned around under 5000′. Our guess is that the the start zone we could see around 4800′ was where . . .
Avalanches occurred on a number of bed surfaces during and following last week’s storm, but several appear to run on the Dec. 22 crust which is easily identified by being close to impenetrable. The deepest bed surface currently visible in Tuckerman . . .
Observed wind scoured avalanche debris at the South Snowfields in the Gulf of Slides from avalanche activity that likely occurred during the Jan 9-10 storm. The debris field is impressively large, and completely buried the many of the 6 foot tall . . .
Varied snow surfaces and upper snowpack, all heavily wind affected. A number of crowns visible, as in photo. Snow surface generally firm (1F), and the sastrugi in the floor of the ravine is as big or bigger than it looks in the picture.
Moderate to . . .
Notably less storm snow deposited/remaining in Huntington Ravine. Avalanche path development resembles pre-storm conditions.
Naturally triggered, suspected to have occurred yesterday or last night (1/11-1/12). Visually observed from Hermit Lake. Crown width approximately 300’, height approximately 12”.
looks like a recent slide, maybe a day or two old.
Pit Location was around 3500′. Results were ECT N. The layer of concern was a thin layer of small facets (4finger-Fist hardness) resting on the Christmas freezing rain crust. The snow pack, about 24″ deep, above this facet layer was right side up . . .
Naturally triggered avalanche occurring likely Wednesday evening, January 9 or possibly January 10. Looking up the gully, start zone obscured by blowing snow. Debris heavily wind affected. It appears that the avalanche ran from above the Christmas . . .