Our shallow early-season snowpack might make people from Colorado feel at home except for the unique abundance of lots of
Idaho obstacles like bushes, rocks, and Logs. There are a few layers of facets or sugary rot, but despite the poor structure, the travel is fair. Coverage will dictate your route...Ski penetration was only 10cm. Boot penetration varied from a foot down where a denser layer is supporting weight for travel to the ground or rocks. West and South aspects right now at upper elevations have been stripped of snow from the sun and wind are shallow and thus more rotten.
Moderate test results now, but danger will rise with more snow this week.
Winds today out of the SW were moderate to strong at times and formed small slabs on the surface. Some minor snow for transport in places that have not been sun affected.
Facets or sugary rot within our snowpack is going to be the contributor to our first real avalanche cycle next week with more snow, but despite the poor structure the travel is fair. Ski penetration was only 10cm. Boot penetration varied from a foot down from the surface where a denser layer is supporting weight for travel.
Moderate test results now, more snow this week will spice up the danger of not only hitting buried treasure but also triggering an avalanche.
Travel is good on the surface with ski penetration only 10cm, but route finding can be difficult as the depth is variable or shallow to non-existent. Rocky terrain is so faceted that the skin track and pole plants would disappear to the bottom:)Close