Detailed Observation

Date2019-12-15
LocationEastern Alaska Range
ObserverClaire Woster
AvalancheN

General Observations

Castner Glacier Obs:

Melt/freeze crust till around 2100 feet

Dug a pit @ 3200' South facing aspect
200 cm snow depth,
Small wind layer on top.
CT 18 @ 15cm
ECT @ 25, no full propagation (~34 of the way across).
Hand-test: 2 finger to 30 cm, 1 finger to 120cm, pencil hard @ lower depths

Dug another pit @ SW aspect 3800'
Similar wind layer as lower pit,
Column test- no propagation, no collapse.
Consistent 2 finger snow density throughout

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