Southern Update

Red Flags:
Whumpfing sounds or cracks

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 10:47 AM
Morgan Lipscomb
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Ob Date/Time:
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 10:47 AM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
I have issues with the snowpilot program so created a profile from yesterday's tour in excel. I tried to upload the formatted PDF but, the site won't let me. (Is there a way I can load a PDF?) Anyways, I have copy and pasted my profile below, it looks like garbage but I will share anyway. It was a little touchy out there yesterday. It is Oregon, and continues to snow and blow, and profile structure/strength dynamics will continue to change.

Snow Pit Profile Observer: Morgan Lipscomb Date: 11/11/17 Time: 10:47am
Location: Mt. Bailey, NE ridge Wind: L-M Air: 34f HS: 120 Layer Notes:
Elevation: 6900' Slope: 35 Sky: 3/8 HSS: 95-94: Problematic Layer
Aspect: NE(40) Wind Loading: No Precip: Nil H24:
Description: Gladed slope, skinning up to the ridge. 10 meter from any trees,
no disturbances noted on snow surface. Cyrstal
-20 -18 -16 -14 -12 -10 -8 -6 -4 -2 0 Form: Size: Stability Notes:


110 ECTN9, BRK, dwn 25 120-95: F-4F
ECTP11, SC, dwn 25
100 CTE2, RP, dwn 25 95-94: F


80 94-67: 4F-1F

70 ECTN21, BRK, dwn 53

60 67-64: 4F

50 64-45: 1F
ECTN27, BRK, dwn 75cm
40 45-40: 4F

40-10: 1F

10-0: K
I K P 1F 4F F 0
Notes: Did not indentify cyrstals but, problematic layer was large & "shiny" grains. Widespread shooting cracks on anything
over 35 deg. Triggered a Sc-SS-R2-D2-OS with small cornince break. 100' x 12" ran 600 ft. into inmature trees.

Maybe next time I will be able to upload the actual profile.