Detailed Observation

Date2019-04-13
LocationEastern Alaska Range
ObserverTristan Sayre
AvalancheN

General Observations

Deltas provided for a great day of skiing! Went up north side of Mt. Canwell which had 2"-10" fresh snow from the previous night's storm on top of a crust. Dug a pit at around 4500' on a NW aspect with an ECPX and CT20 result. Found a large cohesive layer about 3-4 feet deep on top of depth hoar. Failure plane occurred at the confluence of these layers. There was a secondary crust about 30cm below the surface which did not reveal any reactivity. The sun eventually poked out and made for some good corn on the lower elevations. Air temperature on the mountain remained around 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

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