Buck Check


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Updated: Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 6:49 PM
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Posted: Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 6:37 PM
Observer(s):
Brian Sather*
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Category:
Mountain Bike
I confirmed the Buck Creek area doesn't have much snow, but there is enough snow on the road to snowmobile, but no need to because it is driveable all the way to Buck Creek Campground. Some have been up there this week so it is pretty packed down and traction should be good as long as it stays cold. The inversion is going good so it is staying cold in the canyon but up top the snow has all melted off the trees and it is warmer snow. I ran into a lot of surface hoar up by Buck Creek Campground. Overall, nothing spectacular to report just that getting around with a vehicle and on foot is still possible at most elevations. Burger and China Cap didn't look much fatter and some ground was showing up high. I think everything is fairly filled in at this point, just waiting for a storm in the distant future to put us over the top for getting out on sleds and skis.



Backcountry observations provided or vetted by trained avalanche professionals.
The Snow
New Snow
--
Total Snow
21 cm
Slope/Aspect
--° / --
Elevation
5600'

Snow Depths
Location #1: Buck Creek Area — 21 cm (map)
The Weather
Temperature
-3°C
Sky
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Precipitation
No Precipitation
Wind
No air motion
Burger Butte
Along North Fork Catherine Creek
The bridge to Buck Creek
No snow on the trees up higher.
Not much snow on the hill above Buck Creek