Detailed Observation

Date2019-03-28
LocationHaines
ObserverThom Ely
AvalancheN

General Observations

Pit dig on Nadahini 33 degree north facing slope at 1646 meters. 105 cm pit face, snow depth to 285 cm, 80 cm deep large crystal facet layer which broke away while preparing column. Wind slab layer at 25 cm which also separated easily. Lots of settling and crack propagation on approach to slope, wind blown powder surface which transitioned to semi frozen corn at lower elevations.

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