Detailed Observation

Date2018-12-02
LocationValdez
ObserverSarah Carter
AvalancheN

General Observations

Traveling up Loveland ridge noon to 3 pm. Overcast day with flat light. Winds and snowfall increasing throughout afternoon. Minimal snow accumulation observed. 8-10cm thick rain crust under varying depths of storm/wind slab. ECT in a north facing wind loaded slope resulted in ECTP23 Q1 sudden planar fracture 68cm down from surface on top of rain crust observed. Snow below and above rain crust were faceted.

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