Route & General Observations
Toured Pete’s North.
Photo below – Glide cracks along up-route on Lipps (seen from Pete’s North). The small crack on the left of the photo is new as of Friday, Jan 4.
Clear skies with Valley Fog. Inverted temps, 0F in Parking Lot with temps climbing into low teens at Ridge line. Light to calm winds.
700-1000ft-dust on crust in open areas. Hard crust in trees. New surface hoar 2-4mm.
1000-1400ft 5-15cm ski penatration on crust. New surface hoar 2-4mm.
1400-2000ft- No crust. Ski penetration 15-20cm. Wide spread new surface hoar diminishing in size with elevation to 1-3cm.
2000ft-3000ft Surface hoar tapers and disappears. Soft snow with near surface faceting. Ski penetration 15-20cm.
Explored location of of BSH from 12/25 and 12/28 by digging multiple quick pits while touring once at tree line. Consistently found layer from 2000ft to 2400ft in these quick shovel pits.
Pit 1 SW at 2500ft (BSH absent)
Pit 2 SW 2800ft HS 215cm and BSH at 70cm below surface. CTNx2 and ECTX. BSH depth varied by nearly 15 cm from one side of pit to other (see photo)