Early Season Observation from the 7 devils Rd west of Riggins

Location Name: 
Heaven's Gate Lookout
Region: 
Other
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:30
Location Map: 
United States
45° 21' 36.6588" N, 116° 29' 35.808" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Board of Directors
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Dug a Pit on a North aspect at 7700'.  120 cms of total snow.  70 cms of old snow and 50 cms of new snow.  Several crusts from temperature/rain events capped the old October snow.  Stability tests showed good bonding of the new low density snow to the old October snow crust.  I still choose to stay out of avalanche terrain and confine my travel to ridgelines. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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Overall snow depths were 1-2 feet.  Southern aspects had little to no old snow and only the new low density snow.  Many stumps, rocks, and down trees made for slow and careful travel.  Access was by truck to 6700', then skinning from there.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Periods of snow and sun.