Green Creek Observation

Location Name: 
Green Creek
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 18:00
Location Map: 



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

Today we toured into the Green Creek drainage.   With high winds in the forecast we toured into lower elevation trees to get eyes on different aspects within the drainage.  Snow depths increased dramatically as we traveled west into the Green Creek drainage.  

Southern aspects never really softened today due to the cooler temperatures and wind, which made for firm travel in these areas.  There was evidence of some older loose wet activity on steep south-facing terrain from last weeks warming event.

Surface hoar and near-surface faceting was observed on our approach, mainly in shaded areas. Additionally, we have been finding weaker snow just below the surface (4-6 in down), located under a firm, supportable crust. 

Overall, surface conditions remain firm. Bringing the sharp's kit is recommended if you plan on traveling above tree line or in exposed areas.

Snowpack photos: 
surface hoar
overview of south aspects on Monument Ridge
old loose wet observed in steep south facing gullies
west aspects stripped
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
East
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Winds were calmer than anticipated. Temperatures remained cool.