A quick trip up to Togwotee Pass for a dig and a tour on Breccia Peak provided beautiful blue skies, some great turns and favorable observations in the snowpack.
While our observations today suggested the snowpack is trending towards stability…we had a few take aways.
- The snowpack is very difficult to interpret
- The basal snowpack has several facet/crust combinations
- The snowpack height of 116cm is still considered shallow
- There is significantly less snow on southerly aspects (not to mention a wicked melt freeze crust)
- The snowpack is gaining strength
- The snowpack is settling and compressing are space out of the facet layers
- There is not a good bed surface for sliding
- Failures in tests are under crusts