Observation: Summit

Location: Birch trees across from tender foot

Route & General Observations

Toured through trees to 1770, slopes seemed to be protected from wind.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Road cuts by Bertha creek had all slid. Storm slab and loose snow. Lots of collapses. It whumped every 100 feet or so. It was felt during the entire length of the tour.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light winds from south, 2 degrees Celsius. S 1 decreasing to no snow by afternoon

Snow surface

30cm new snow


Zero at ground
Ski pen 30, boot pen 125cm. Hs 115cm. T surface -.1 T20 -1.5
Layers concern were BSH @ 55cm. Facets @ 65cm depth hoar at ground
PST 25/100 end @ 65cms on 2mm facets

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