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Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot , Summit, AK

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

We started from the summit lake parking lot around 10:30. We went up the road and then followed up the preexisting skin track until the skin track went to the exposed SW side of the mountain. We decided to head NW face around 2,500ft. We dug pits around 13:35. Then skied from the summit down back to the parking lot returned to cars around 15:35pm.

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Observer Comments

No signs of instability.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

13:35, Temp -16 C, Sky CLR, No precip. Light winds from the SW

Snow surface

No new snow. Observed SH below treeline. Feathers 2-8mm.

Snowpack

HS range 80-90cm.

No observation of BSH Solstice layer.
We had a layer of concern around 60cm.
CT21, SC @87cm
STH @60cm
CT25, SC @60cm
See Snow pilot image attached.

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