Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Moller summit

Route & General Observations

Skinned up the snow machine trail to Moller summit. Ample evidence of sun effect including several yawning glide cracks on troy that have yet to release (photo) but are showing significant rumpling and one that had recently released. Variable snow from the recent cool outflow winds mixed with strong sun. Inadequate temps for a strong diurnal cycle but softening exists on the most sunward slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny 36F, variable winds calming.

Snow surface

Variable. Packed powder/wind crust/melt freeze

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