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Observation: Other Regions

Location: Solar Mountain

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Hiked/skinned mostly dry mining road to 2200’ then skinned to 3200’. NW aspect,

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

2 whumphs occurred at about 3000’

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Mostly cloudy, hovering around 0C. No precip

Snow surface

Soft surface about cm depth. Some areas of wind affected strastugi

Snowpack

Shallow snowpack. Pit dug at 3200’, NW aspect, ~35* slope angle. Average height of snow ~ 11cm. Melt freeze crust layer 10cm thick located 10-20cm from ground. Found to be very reactive; failure at 20cm with 10 taps and 1 full hand “slap”.

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