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Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot Ridge

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Tenderfoot Ridge. Top of the Cell Tower Meadow

Signs of Instability:
No recent avalanches
No shooting racks
No collapsing

Weather:
Wind packed powder covering up last weekend’s skin track. S-1 precipitation with
heavier flurries. Light wind from the North. Skies mostly covered. Mid to high
30’s.

Pit:
Stability tests did not release anything. Only with “AK Crushers” did something
fail at the bottom of a rain crust at 77 cm. A shovel sheer produced a failure
at an interface at 102 cm. Lots of round grains with the ground depth hoar
starting to round out.

FORECASTER NOTE:
It seems there was a glitch in the graph for the melt form grain type ‘o’ at 25cms. There is no hardness displayed. Nonetheless, this observation points to a pack around 2,000′ in the Summit area that is quite strong.

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