Observation: Douglas Island

Location: False Troy

Route & General Observations

Up the Troy uptrack to the ridge, then out to False Troy summit. The ridge had last night’s dusting and a light surface hoar, indicating very little wind overnight.

Dug pit just below the ridge in Hospital Bowl on a north facing aspect.

Top 10 cm was new snow and hoar sitting on a consolidated wind layer. At ~30 cm there is a noticeable rime crust. At 50 cm there is another defined layer.

Pit showed that the layers were pretty well bonded. The pit test results were an ECTP-26 at the 50 cm layer. The rime layer did not break until we pried on it.

Right now they are well bonded, but the layers we noticed were very consolidated and should be watched as the season progresses.