Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy: the Big Lebowski (Main Alley)

Route & General Observations

Summer Trail up. Frozen ground.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

'Stale' cinnmon rolls.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow and fog. Wind to 25mph

Snow surface

1" new snow on top of soggy breakable crust.


Snow Pit excavation at 2599’ 58°16.240’N, 134° 28.632’W
30-60 cm Total Depth. 5 cm new on 2 cm crust on 5 cm melt freeze layer 10 cm of wind affected busted up storm slab an easy single finger penetration. ~ 20 up from the bottom a weak layer of facets Multiple layers below that are mainly large transforming, refrozen crystals, fairly weak. A single low effort pry popped a slab on that layer 20 cm up. The bottom held tight to the groundcover, but the cover itself is also a weak layer. Yah, new snow on top of the dust on the crust is a red flag. No observations of slides, cornices were difficult to trigger. A little debris here and there...cinnamon rolls from yesterday, reports were it was very sticky.

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