Didn’t know if important but seemed to be in the area of underground water flow.
Almost an inch of rain on the summit since the the precipitation began Friday evening. It’s been a good run for the Little Headwall this season, but it’s now open with lots of water moving though at 11:00 today.
Wet snowpack from rain Monday is firmly refrozen above 3800′. The ~ 1.6″ of new snow recorded on the summit yesterday has been reduced to thin islands of drifts low in both ravines, and are well bonded to the frozen surface. Poor visibility allowed . . .
Massive chunk of ice peeled off on Saturday in the middle of the Ravine off the rocks during the ski day, started a lot of small sluff. We watched this happen live from Right Gully.
Overall we found the moisture had not saturated as deeply into the snow pack as we expected. A 20cm layer of saturated snow sat on top of an 18cm layer of softer drier snow. We had clean fractures on all tests with not identical but similar results. . . .
While the east side of Mt. Washington remained clear and calm throughout the day, consistent southeast winds made for steady wind-loading on isolated terrain features in the eastern half of the ravine and on the entire slope in the western half. The . . .
At approximately 12:35 we watch a skier trigger an avalanche, it run about 200-400ft from somewhere in the airplane area of Oaks gulf. It was hard to see exactly what gully he was in. The skier appeared to be ok. We were skiing the Main Gully on the . . .
Foggy, poor visibility, unable to see up into gullies. Floor of the ravine a mix of drifted new snow up to 8 inches thick and scoured bed surface, which was refrozen by 1PM. The slabs seemed generally stubborn and better bonded to the bed surface at . . .
Foggy, with intermittent/poor visibility. Traveling in Huntington Ravine fan I found all new snow that fell in the past 48 hours moist to the bed surface. New snow thickness varied from 1 to 6 inches, mostly closer to 1 or 2 inches. Wet avalanche . . .
3” or so of slightly wind affected new snow mixed with sleet and graupel. S summit winds under 40 mph today seem to have resulted in a soft, thin, and barely cohesive layer of new snow. As pictured, this new layers is behaving like a slab in . . .