Ski tour on Mores Creek Summit

Location Name: 
Mores Creek Summit
Mores Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 11:00
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United States
43° 57' 28.7208" N, 115° 40' 48.4068" W

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A group of us skied at Mores Creek Summit on Sunday.  We traveled out the 380 road approximately 2 miles from Highway 21 and climbed the ridge to the Northeast. We made several runs on the slopes off the East side of the Pilot Peak ridge.  Overall, coverage was still relatively thin (2-3 ft) on all south aspects. Lots of buried treasure in the form of stumps, logs, and brush poking through.  More protected North and East aspects were wind loaded with approx. 5-6 ft of snow and a top 1ft of powder.  Signs of snow instability included a small natural wind slab release(6in crown, approx. 20 ft wide, ran 20 ft).    Wind loading was apparent from the powerful winds throughout the weekend and wind slabs are likely now buried under any new snow that came in overnight.


Hard saying what is happening out there today.  SNOTEL is not currently updating data.  It is currently 35 degrees in Idaho City and we have received nearly an inch of precipitation since yesterday. 


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