Early season observations

Location Name: 
N facing terrain
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:30
Location Map: 
United States
44° 38' 16.008" N, 115° 48' 50.1228" W

Red Flags: 
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We dug a pit on a due north aspect at 7700' 

total snow depth was 145 cms. relative uniform hard

crust to 120 and 25 cms of soft snow on top

rain had percolated to base and no facets on ground 

no results on a compression test and new snow seemed to have bonded well



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Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

in general 2-3 feet at 6500-7600 feet. Solid rain crust beneath 

new snow on all aspects. Solar aspects became damp and 

spring like in the afternoon. Shaded aspects still held soft 

recystalized powder. Surface hoar observered near creeks and 

cold air sinks. Early season obstacles presented the biggest danger


Weather Observations
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