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It’s game on up on Mt. Rose, NV in Lake Tahoe right now.

This video is from Monday, Halloween, October 31st, 2016.  The below report is from the same day.

Sierra Avalanche center reported 6″ of new snow in the Mt. Rose area on Monday with snow depth at 9,300′ to be 2-2.5 feet deep.

Here is exactly what’s going on with the snowpack on Mt. Rose.  Tamarack peak is one of the peaks on the “Mt. Rose Massif”.

Tamarack Peak, Lake Tahoe on October 31st, 2016. photo: sierra avalanche center
Tamarack Peak, Lake Tahoe on October 31st, 2016. “Supportable snowcover on E aspet at 9750′.  photo: sierra avalanche center


New snow amounts from the Oct 30 storm event ranged from 6in at 8,700′ to 10in at 9,800′ in this area. The existing snowpack prior to the Oct 30 snowfall, composed primarily from the Oct 16 storm event, has undergone significant rain wetting and melt. Above 9,300′, snowpack depth increases to 2 to 2.5 ft on N-NE-E aspects and is very supportable. In the areas traveled on N-NE-E aspects between 9,300′ and the summit at 9,900′, the lower half to 2/3rds of the snowpack was refrozen melt forms (ice). This is covered by the recent new snow which was observed today as well bonded to the refrozen snowpack below. Informal observations and snowpit data failed to show any signs of instability. Below 9,300′, snow cover is very thin and difficult to negotiate using equipment for over snow travel due to exposed and/or barely hidden rocks.

Photo – Supportable snowcover on E aspect at 9,750′.

Map showing location of Tamarack Peak, NV.
Map showing location of Tamarack Peak, NV.

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