Snowpack observations from Barker Pass

Location Name: 
Becker Peak
Echo Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 15:00
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United States
38° 49' 54.804" N, 120° 3' 25.7184" W

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Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
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Snowpit tests and observations indicated some continued improvement in this area. The data still shows a weak sugary layer of snow grains underlying a more consolidated slab-like layer of snow. Even though the data indicated that this structure remains fragile, fractures did not travel very far in the tests performed on the N-NE aspects between 7500 ft. and 8000 ft in the Becker Peak area. The snowpit image shows a representative profile for the area in that elevation band on the north side of Becker Ridge.

On the more southerly slopes snow is melting quickly and in exposed areas very little snow remains.

Overall the snowpack is shallow and numerous rocks, stumps, logs, trees, and other obstacles still lurk above or just below the surface.

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