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Observations

Region: Summit
Location: Manitoba, Tenderfoot, Colorado
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Route & General Observations

Spent Fri, Sat, and Sun poking around Summit. We confirmed the buried surface hoar exists between 2-3500′ on multiple aspects, 30-40cm down, with variable test results. The most reactive were easy ECTP near treeline where the BSH was intact 3-4mm. At treeline and above we found old facets 2-3mm buried about the same depth ~30-40cm deep reactive in most tests with easy to moderate sudden collapse.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

Easy SP and SC tests.

Weather

Weather

-4C Sunday afternoon north wind was picking up with snow flurries starting.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Surface hoar to 3mm

Snowpack

Tests showed two suspect layers: buried SH and FC down 30-40cm and another layer of old facets/crust combo down ~70cm.



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