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Eddy Mtns - Parks Creek Summit

Location Name: 
Parks Creek Summit
Region: 
Mt Eddy
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:30pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsingRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 20' 34.5084" N, 122° 32' 15.972" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

03.16.2020 - Parks Creek Summit area 

  • Parked 5,700 feet, just shy of Caldwell Lakes trailhead (see map photo) - At parking location, 12 inches (30 cm) of new snow that settled down to about 6-8 inches (20cm) by our late afternoon return
  • 12 - 14 inches (35cm) near Parks Summit trailhead
  • Productive, gusty E/NE winds transporting snow.
  • Firm, hollow wind slabs 2-3 feet deep observed in leeward W-NW-N facing terrain. Able to easily trigger wind slabs within low density snow below firm upper layers of wind slab on small, test slopes. (see photo)
  • Skin track blown back in after 1.5 hours near/above treeline
  • Localized winds, some areas just adjacent not wind affected.
  • Calm wind and poor slab characteristics below treeline.
  • Sun came out for a few hours mid-day, but always low and high clouds in the sky. 
  • A totally obscured sky and light showers by mid-late afternoon.
  • Temperatures stayed cool, snow still holding on trees.

 

Photos

  • An average of 12 to 14 inches of snow was measured on top of firm, supportable old snowpack.
  • Parked here, just shy of Caldwell Lakes trailhead

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