Trailhead:  Nellie Creek
 Posted By:  Squirrellysquirrel
 Date of Info:  12/26/2020
 Date Posted:  12/27/2020
Status Update
From the lower Henson Creek TH, packed in a snowshoe trail to just over 3.5miles. Ice flows present over road and three minor stream crossings with unstable snow bridges. Knee to thigh deep powder started to be more consistent at the turn-back point for my hike as the snow became unmanageable with and without snowshoes; snowpack on adjacent slopes to the road varied from safe (first 2 miles) to questionable. Rollerballs (2-8 diameter) present over my tracks for east-northeast slopes on the return hike after the 30-40 mph winds kicked up. Test holes reveal weak underlying snowpack 6-48 with soft slab atop as the weather heated up.


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