Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy

Route & General Observations

Regular skin track up to troy from Trickster. Snow line at 1700ft. Melt freeze crust, ~5cm from surface, starting at 2200ft – becomes supportable around 2400 ft.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Lots of rollerballs and what looks like old (yesterday?) wet loose debris along prominent face of Troy proper.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Moderate snow increasing to heavy windblown snow on East wind, cross loading main face. Low visibility.

Snow surface

Snow line in meadows, at 1700ft, around 11:30. ~5cm of new snow on top of a melt freeze crust. Some areas deeper, some thinner -snow was being blown around quite a bit.


Snow pit: At 2537ft, West facing aspect (lee), 20 degree slope, 150cm pit, 300cm snowpack
- CT17SC at 30cm from surface
- ECTN21 at 30cm and 35 cm from surface.