Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Mt. Troy

Route & General Observations

Conventional Troy route. Really nice snow except for the summit, which was wind affected.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Some point slides from the last storm, just involving the recent snow. They were not large.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Low and moving clouds, no wind.

Snow surface



We stopped to dig a pit after the trees, when the meadow opens up, before the final ascent to Troy. We picked a NW-facing test slope. ECTX. I then gave the ECT some enthusiastic bonus whacks to see if I could get a reaction. On extra whack #5, there was propagation 60cm down on a thin facet layer.