Observation: Girdwood

Location: Max's Mountain

Route & General Observations

Followed skintrack put in by previous group. Skintrack was icy in parts above treeline possibly due to sun effect

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No oblivious signs of instability were noted on the entire tour

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny and warm. No wind.

Snow surface

Snow seemed to be warming up, was sticking to our skins some and felt "heavy" from saturation above treeline. Sluffing was a little heavier than previous days tracks but was not propagating nor becoming an issue. Generally a mix of all of the snow types.


Dug a pit just above yesterday's pit #2, around 2550. ECTP 7 on the Valentine's Day crust-no other propagation was triggered