Sawtooth Peak

Location Name: 
Lick Creek Drainage
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:32
Location Map: 
United States
45° 0' 28.0008" N, 115° 55' 53.13" W
US


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing

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

Wednesday, touring up the NW drainage of Sawtooth Peak, we found good stability while skiing and also in our pits up higher, but in the flats, low around 6700 feet we were able to find a well preserved layer of surface hoar. Near the ridgelines we were impressed at the detail of etching in the snow surface from the wind. The recent NE winds have created quite firm wind slabs that, in most places, don't crack any further than your skis most of the time...I was able to get a small wind slab to release with a ski cut about 3 inches thick on a NE aspect of the ridgline around 7700 feet.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
North
Accumulation rate: 
None