Hellroaring Drainage

Date
Name
Matt Standal and Sam Hansen
Region
Centennial Range
Location/Description
Hellroaring Drainage
Activity
Skiing
Snow Observations

Shallow snowpack ~30", west facing terrain around 8200' is faceted except for the top 6 inches. We observed poor structure and fair to good strength due to a lack of distinct layering (its mostly facets top to bottom).

On an east facing slope at 8,300' we observed a slightly deeper snowpack, but still widespread faceting. Poor structure but good strength. During a pit test at this aspect we did not get propogation on any layers (on 1/5/19.) This was all before the most recent round of snowfall however, clearly the facets present a major persistent layer that will cause issues with increased loading.

Latitude
44.56
Longitude
-111.54

Images from this Snow Observation


Pit profile above Lillian Lake, Hellroaring Drainage: Centennial Range