Detailed Observation

ObserverGareth Brown

General Observations

2/13- Nicks up to 4000'.  14° F at the road, clear, moderate north wind becoming calm in the gully, peaks flagging.  

Collapsing: No  Shooting Cracks: Yes  Avalanches: Yes, shallow pocket (6 inches) up to 150' wide, remotely triggered on cross loaded terrain feature west aspect.

Found 6-8 inches of dry new snow from 2/12.   North east wind had formed soft wind slabs (4F) 6-12 inches deep on cross loaded terrain features.  New windslabs were sensitive with shooting cracks up to 10' long and one shallow remote trigger 150' wide, ran to the bottom of the slope (50').

Photo of pit profile at 3600' North aspect.

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