Kendall Peak West slopes via Stump and Trees
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m. PST
Weather: Mostly cloudy, light snow and light winds.
Snowpack: Below treeline: 5” new on a newly formed thin breakable crust (1/9). Below this was 4” of consolidated snow that sat on the thicker supportable 1/5 crust. Near treeline: above 4,800’ evidence of cross loaded WSW slopes with 1F+ hard windslab up to 18” thick on the 1/5 crust. No results on test slopes but had SP results on a weak interface below the 1/9 crust. Above 5,600’: The 1/9 crust was not present and the upper snowpack consisted of a 2” 4F windskin on 16” of loose rimed particles above the 1/5 crust.
Area Description: Kendall Peak: Near and Above Treeline elevations.
Observation by Jere Burrell
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No