|Location:||Magnum-bench above Taylor Creek|
Route & General Observations
2,100′ N lower flank of Magnum above the creek.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Point releases off rock bands from afternoon before (20180407)
Broken clouds, light wind out of the SE, Air Temp 7C @1400. No new snow: Ski pen 7cm/Boot pen 22cm. With increasing clouds and greenhouse effect.
Surface smooth. Sticky after 1400.
Six pits dug for Pro 1 exam. Snow depth varied 196-380cm. ECTN8-21@20cm down from the surface (across most pits) where new snow met 1mm facets.
Thanks to Don Sharaf and AAI for coming up to AK for learning and mentorship. Also thank you to Wendy Wagner CNFAIC for morning meeting/briefing.
Sincerely, Denali Rangers