Detailed Observation

Date2019-02-10
LocationEastern Alaska Range
ObserverJonathan Koenig
AvalancheN

General Observations

Skinned up Ann Creek on the west side of the Delta River. There was 6-8” of soft powder in sheltered areas of the creek valley. We observed widespread surface hoar from 2500 to 4000 feet. We continued up the creek and climbed on to the east face of Lion’s Head. Above 3500 feet the snow conditions varied from hard wind board to soft powder with isolated areas of 1-2” thick wind slab that was moderately reactive. We dug two pits, both on the east/southeast aspect of Lion’s Head. In both pits we observed ECTN. Measured snow depths above 3500 feet were between 90 cm and 130 cm. 

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