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Observations

Region: Summit
Location: NE Colorado Ridge
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Route & General Observations

Toured up existing skin track to just below tree-line. Dug a pit and skied back more or less the way we came up.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

Isolated crack and collapse underfoot in the top 10-15cm of wind-affected snowpack.

Weather

Weather

Sky: Overcast
Temp.: High 20s F
Precip.: None
Wind: Calm, gusting light from the north

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

2-3cm of new snow. Below 2,000', moist snow transitioning to dry, low-density snow above 2,000'. Variously wind-affected depending on terrain features.

Snowpack

See pit profile. Near surface facets with several distinct layers of wind-affected snow in the top 40cm of snowpack. Compression Tests were reactive in the various wind layers in the top 40cm of snowpack. Our Extended Column Tests collapsed, but did not propagate on those same layers.

Photos & Video

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