Observation: Girdwood

Location: Ragged Top Crow Creek drainage

Route & General Observations

Starting at the bearing tree up the North edge of the path to 2560″

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Overcast, S-1, Wind S @ 10-15, Temp mid 20's.

Snow surface

5cm new


HS 200
CT 5 Q2 down 15cm
CT 11 Q2 (RP) Down 30cm
ECTP 14 Down 30 cm
PST 35/100 End
The layer of concern (-30cm) was a 1cm thick layer of facets below 12cm of wind effected snow. Below this layer (we dug and tested -140cm) the snowpack was a homogeneous block that yielded nothing to our tests and subsequent pounding.

5cm New F
10cm Wind Packed 1F
3cm New Facets 4 F
12cm Wind Packed 1F
3cm Facets 4F
31cm -140 (test depth) P