Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy Saddle

Route & General Observations

Toured up to the saddle on Mt Troy, normal skin track. Saw about 4 other groups of people out skiing.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Light snow throughout the day, with a slight SE wind, overcast and temps were at 17 degrees in the treeline below Troy.

Snow surface

New snow


Snow depth ranging from 100-200cm
WNW aspect, Slight snow, temp was in the teens.
Pit 1: ECTP 3 on a 30cm down layer. Hard to tell what the makeup of the layer was, Mike's post earlier today points to a very thin freezing rain crust. I couldn't get any results on the Thanksgiving crust layer.
Pit 2 (this pit was about 50 meters away on a more NW aspect): ECTP 11 on the Thanksgiving crust, 50cm down
ECTP 13 on the same crust