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
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No