Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Fish Creek Knob

Route & General Observations

Toured up the NE Shoulder of Fish Creek Knob to around 2500ft. Dug a big ole hole to checkout the persistent weak layers. Identified 3 separate PWLs (all of them facets near a crust layer) down 160cm, 210cm and 250cm. The crust layer at 250cm had the most obvious faceting above it with 5cm thick layer of ~1mm facets. Performed a deep tap test on that layer. The standard test did not produce a failure; however an extra hard hit at 32 got it to fail-sudden planar.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, moderate SE winds, Snowing S-1 above ~1500ft

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