Observation: Other Regions

Location: Moose Pass- Ptarmigan Ridge/Solar Mt

Route & General Observations

Skin up mine rd then up bowl from 2500-2800’. Pit dug at 2600’ on 31degree Northern aspect. Old avalanche debris found starting at 2800’ with supportable wind slab. Turned around at this point.

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Forecaster Comments

Edited for accuracy. Layer that can be held is a melt-freeze crust. From photos suspect facets above. Propagation occurred on top of the crust.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Older avalanche debris on intended slope to ski.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, calm, 20F

Snow surface

14 cm soft


75cm total depth well consolidated to 50 cm depth. Melt freeze crust 50-65cm depth and 15cm thick. Can dig out and hold this layer. ECTP23

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