Observation: Summit

Location: Little Japan

Route & General Observations

Skinned up existing skin track, at about 2150ft started breaking new trail and felt top foot of snow sliding easily on subsurface. Decided to dig a pit.

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Observer Comments

Top foot of snow was sliding easily on subsurface. We were in a pretty sheltered area and top layers were pretty unconsolidated, but wind slabs on the BSH might be touchy.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, 30 degrees, light N wind.

Snow surface

Light surface hoar on new snow.


Dug pit at 2250’ on E facing 30 degree slope. HS 130. CT11 @100cm and ECTP11 SPQ1 @ 100cm.

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