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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Marmot Shoulder
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Route & General Observations

Took standard uptrack to low shoulder of Marmot to assess stability and do some pow farming.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability.

Weather

Weather

Light winds, actively snowing, 30 degree temps.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

6 inches of new and very dense/high moisture content snow.

Snowpack

Pit located on 25 degree slope on the SW shoulder of Marmot. Snowpack consisted of 6-8 inches of new, high density snow on top of 6 inches of knife-hard crust. Below the knife-hard crust is approximately 3-4 feet of cohesive isothermal/rotten snow. Two column tests were performed, neither produced a result-- no failure during normal test parameters. Both columns fractured (Q2) below the knife-hard crust when a member of the observer's group stomped on the column.

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