Near Sawtelle Peak

Road cut south facing slope of 42 degrees, triggered intentionally by a guide, shows about 12 inches of windblown soft slab on top of a faceted layer (in this case more extreme due to aspect and inclination toward the sun) but was triggered only by chopping a hand into the snow a few times. This same faceted layer (the uppermost layer of a thick faceted layer of 1-2 fee) exists throughout the snowpack.

Also, the bottom-most layers of snow are very faceted and conditions have not occurred yet to set the snow for a base. Walking around your feet go right to the ground even in areas where snow is 2+ feet deep. There are many rock/tree hazards lurking under the soft snow because of this, two people in our group damaged their a-arms.

Activity
Snowmobiling
Date
Email
spamblowsmonkeychunks@gmail.com
Latitude
44.55
Location (from list)
Location/Description
Near Sawtelle Peak
Longitude
-111.42
Name
Scott R. Tomlinson
Phone
2085251551
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