Recreational Observation

Table Mountain Circumnav

Dec. 27, 2017, 7:10 p.m. PST

Weather: Steady light snow, obscured visibility most of the day with Wells Creek being the exception. Light winds transporting snow near ridgelines and specific terrain features

Snowpack: Light winds were transporting available snow onto W-N-E aspects Into specific terrain features near tree line. Cornices are slowl growing around the Table Mountain summit plateau.

Area Description: Table Mountain, Bagley Lakes Zone

Avalanches: Easily triggered thin wind skin and deeper soft dry snow, up to 30cm, were observed in specific and isolated areas, respectively. These were all in near tree line type terrain, on lee 35+ degree slopes and were D1 in size and did propagate across the slopes. While relatively small they could have more serious consequence in steep terrain with tree strainers and lurking glide cracks.

Observation by Jere Burrell

Latitude: 48.849125

Longitude: -121.709633

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No