Heavy snow on Waterhouse

Location Name: 
Waterhouse Peak
Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel)
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:11
Location Map: 
United States
38° 47' 7.026" N, 119° 58' 32.6856" W

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 


Snow depth was approximately 90 to 100 cm. There were about 30 cm of new snow on a firm crust and just below the crust was a 5 cm layer of rotten, faceted snow. Another 20 cm down was another faceted layer. And again right above the ground there was a layer of rotten snow. 

The column failed at 15 taps with an uneven fracture.

I did not see or hear any signs of settling or instability while climbing or skiing. 




Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Accumulation rate: