Observations from Ellis Peak

Location Name: 
Ellis Peak
Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:15
Location Map: 
United States
39° 3' 57.384" N, 120° 11' 57.372" W

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
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No signs of instability observed while touring on the NW-N-NE aspects of Ellis Peak. Single ECTP result in the snowpit was not repeatable. Snow surface conditions were a mix of isolated pockets of unconsolidated recent storm snow unaffected by melt interspersed within greater areas of wind scoured surfaces and supportable crust. All encountered wind slabs were tiny and inconsequential. Very thin snowcover in this area below 7,400' on N aspects. Snowcover on NW-N-NE aspects improved significantly above 7,800'. Very thin snow cover on solar aspects at all elevations.

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