Peak:  Mt. Wilson (14er)
 Route:  North Slopes
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  SkiAndClimb
 Date of Info:  06/02/2012
 Date Posted:  06/04/2012

Dry up to the upper basin, except some patches. Decent radiation freeze the night before, cool air temps, but snow pack shallow and rotten. Once on the ridge, dry nearly everywhere.

Evidence of previous shallow wet-sloughs on Wilson direct and El Diente couloir.

Upon return, we watched a hard-slab avalanche on the lower, steepest sections of Wilson "direct". Im guessing the snowpack was so shallow, that water percolation from the previous very warm day had got all the way down to the rocks and lubricated the surface. No melt freeze consolidation going on here, be careful!

Is the snowpack this poor all over Colorado?

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2

 Comments or Questions

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.