Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba Mtn

Route & General Observations

from Manitoba Hut skied standard uptract to 1600ft level on Manitoba Mtn (pic). Did quick pit at same elevation on S. facing aspect. N and Waspects still loose snow on firm base. M/F suncrust forming on S aspects (pic).

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Did not see any signs of instability in my viewshed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Bluebird day with calm winds. At 1200 temp = 33degrees.

Snow surface

1-2 inches new snow from storm on 3/5? on firm base 1mm facets developing decomposing precip particles. M/F crust forming on S. aspects. N and W aspects still loose snow.


Did quick pit at 1600ft on 193deg SW aspect, SA = 20deg. HS = 150cm. 150-149 F = 1mm surface hoar growing on decomposing precip particles. 149-147 PM/F sun crust (pic). 147-130 F faceting rounds (near surface facets?). 130-125 PM/F crust. 125-50 1F small rounds. Got CT22@130cmQ3. Slab broke on top of M/F crust.

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