Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy Saddle

Route & General Observations

Took a party of 4 up Troy saddle and skied the steep pitches to the left of the saddle, and the face of false Troy to the lookers right of the rock band. Strong winds transporting snow. Noted avalanche crown on the face of Troy from the day prior.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Moderate to strong SE winds transporting loose snow

Snow surface

wind affected mf crust


Dug a quick pit at 2700', ENE aspect
x2 CT16 20cm down
ECTN16 20cm down
bottom layer of slabs was an extremely thin <1mm melt freeze crust, bed surface was about 1-2cm of facets beginning to form