December 12, 2014

Observations – Canyon Road – Peak 3

Obvious signs of instability:

  • None


  • Partly to mostly cloudy skies, calm wind with very light breeze at peak, temps in the low 20s

Surface conditions:

  • Very inconsistent snow coverage, especially below 2500′
  • Thin, generally supportable rain crust 2500-3000′
  • Stout windboard above 3000′ with a few cm’s of loose snow on top


Canyon Road (icy):
canyon rd

Peak 3 approach (icy):

Looking down Peak 3 from ~3500′ (icy below 3000′):
down pk3

Looking up Peak 3 from about 3500′:
up pk3

Peak 3 snowpit at ~3600′:
pit 2 pit 1 Peak 3 12:12:14

Surface hoar at the top of Peak 3:

top pk3 hoar

Views from the top of Peak 3:

wedge from pk3 pk4 from pk3 omalley from pk3 mchugh from pk3

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