First Snowpit on Sawtelle Peak

First Snowpit on Sawtelle Peak


We went down to Sawtelle Peak to do some work on one of our weather stations. Lots of rime on the peak.

While we were down there, we dug a pit to see how the snowpack is developing in the Island Park area. Some wind drifting, but not super dramatic. Dug on an east aspect around 9000 ft off the Sawtelle Peak Road. Snowpack depth was around 4 ft. ECTX results.

It's still early season, but for now we're happy with how the foundation of the winter's snowpack is shaping up.

Island Park
Location (from list)
Sawtelle Peak
Observer Name
Ian Hoyer