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ObserverAidan Shafland

General Observations

Touring up towards Lower Dimond with the intention of digging some pits looking for burried surface hoar. Dug pit at ~2400ft, NW aspect slope with an angle of 33° found no shearing or propagation in our ECT, however when loaded with a skier above the pit, the EC failed at a depth of ~45cm, and propagated to the edges of the pit. We descended the same slope and felt no whoompfing and saw no shooting cracks. Layers we found: 0-40cm fist hardness 40-95cm 4 fingers 95-115cm pencil/knife 115-160 4 fingers

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