|Region:||Chugach State Park|
Route & General Observations
Toured up ridge line above Brewsters Dr
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Localized whomping, primarily in and around Alders.
Clear skies, litle wind(<5km/hr), air temp -2*C
below tree line, generally good skiing conditions were found. Top ~20cm of snow pack is heavily faceted.
Heavily variable snow depth, however, consistently poor structure. Primary layers of concern were a burried surface hoar layer ~30cm from surface, and basal facets and depth hoar. Test results from SW aspect, 26* slope, HS of 80, @ 2400 feet: ECTP10 30cm from surface on burried surface hoar. Basal facets were not found to be reactive.