December 25

Spruces, Tom's Hill east, Reynolds, Spruces

Elevations, slope angles and aspects

7400'-9200', angles over 35°, north, east and west facing aspects.

Snow conditions

Storm total was around a foot, add an inch or so during the day.

Snow was right side up and well bonded to the old surface.

The old surface could still be felt on the off aspects.


Wind from the west had drifted the fresh along the ridge, however, the drifts were shallow and did not extend onto the slope.


Overcast skies with snow flurries all day. Light wind from the west gusting to about 15 mph.


Good stability in terrain traveled

Lingering potential of active wind drifts in exposed upper elevations.