Wind slabs and deep snow near secesch summit

Location Name: 
Squaw pt
Region: 
Secesh Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:30
Location Map: 
United States
45° 13' 5.1528" N, 115° 57' 1.3716" W
US


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Toured up near squaw pt on ridge line. Snow down low was deep and difficult 

trail breaking. Stomping on small roll overs we easily had breaks in the new snow. 

Higher up the ridge, we found wind condensed snow and sensitive wind slabs .

playing it conservative we turned around and headed for the deeper snow lower in the trees.

we skied cautiously near roll overs and had new snow sloughs that stayed small and didn’t run far

touchy conditions today but optimistic the cold will settle the snow and bond well.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Snowing on and off all day with a few inches of accumulation by days end,