Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Mt. Meek

Route & General Observations

I led a group of college students up Mt Meek via the north aspect on Saturday, 4/3. At 2600′ I dug a test pit on a 14 deg. slope and found unreactive snow (ECTX). Snow height was higher there than my 3m probe. The final summit slope was wind effected sastrugi. We skied from the top. No red flags.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Bluebird, then light snow, no wind to speak of. Temps around freezing.

Snow surface

New snow, decomposing fragments (mid mountain), and wind buff (mountain top)


Deep snowpack, no signs of instabilty. No tree plops. ECTX at 2600' ft., N aspect, 14 deg. slope.

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