|Location:||Tincan Common Uptrack|
Route & General Observations
AAS Pro 1 course snowpack observations tour up to 2000′ on the Tincan uptrack on a classic Turnagain storm day.
Surprisingly few obvious signs of instability besides significant loading.
Obscure skies and limited visibility with snow fall all day long. Snow rates S-1 to S2.
New snow accumulation measured at AAS intermittent snow board at Tincan meadows: HIT(4 days Sun 1500 -Fri 1600) 54 cm snow/ 59 mm H20
Temperatures hovering on both sides of freezing depending on elevation.
New snow all the way up, boot penetration 79cm at 2000'. No observed wind effects/loading at these lower elevations.
Some rimed forms within stellars deposited in the afternoon.
Spent time doing snowpack observations at 2000' next to uptrack on NW aspect.
Storm slab ~50cm with top 15cm more cohesive than the rest of the storm layer.
Layer of concern: New Year's buried surface hoar (4-6mm in size!) @ 95cm below surface, ECTP14; PST70/100 End BSH20171230.
Details in the attached Snowpilot profile.