Observation: Douglas Island

Location: SE Shoulder of Fish Creek Knob

Route & General Observations

Normal route up above Porcupine to Wedding Bowl then over to FCK shoulder.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Intermediate rain on the way up, snow just below Wedding Bowl Elevation, sheltered from winds at this location.

Snow surface

Heavy snow... saturated.


Heavy new snow was 4 finger density down 35-40 cm from surface, with a couple thin and variable ice crust layers at 20 and 30 cm deep. Solid frozen layer at 40-45 cm from surface, roughly 15-20 cm thick, with another ice crust layer below then transitioning from 1 finger to harder density. See picture.

ECTN23 at the ice crust 30 cm deep, heavy snow and saturation negated any energy/propagation.

Could not determine total snow depth for fear of losing probe.

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