Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Top of Fred Meyer Bowl

Route & General Observations

Dug a pit at the top of Fred Meyer Bowl.

There was a few centimeters of light powder on a 30cm soft layer from the last storm sitting on a much firmer layer that had larger ice crystals. The deeper layer had obviously been through some freeze/thaw cycles and was pretty consolidated to at least a meter deep.

We performed an ECT, and the top 30cm separated from the deeper layer at 23 taps, it was not very reactive, and did not propagate across the column.

So ECTN-23 @ 30cm was what our pit showed.

We felt that the top layer was bonded well enough to be acceptable to ski. So we did.