Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Mt Troy

Route & General Observations

Troy via “normal” route. We did not observe signs of instability. In compression tests we found layers that did not propagate in extended column tests.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy, lights SE winds, ~20 f.

Snow surface

Settled powder. Lightly wind effect up high.


Snow often had a distinct denser layer below the surface. We dug several pits. I dug on a NW slope ~35 degrees.
Snow depth was 175 cm
CT14 @ 130 cm up from ground.
CT 21 @ 113 cm
CT 23 @ 80 cm (notable ice crust w large grains above)

Extended column test:
Ect No propagation 23 @ 130 up from ground.