Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Backside

Route & General Observations

Backside of pitman’s ridge, in the sun, out of the wind.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly sunny, moderate wind.

Snow surface

Generally pleasant fluff with wind crust and slab near ridge tops. Surface guitar hoar in sheltered areas.


Dug during a casual transition at 2300' on a south aspect. 60cm depth
5cm light pow
10cm somewhat light
5cm crust
Remainder wet heavy snowball snow to ground.
Ct5 5cm, Ct16 20cm below crust.