Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot to 3100'

Route & General Observations

Ascended and Descended West ridge of Tenderfoot

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No signs of Instability were observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calms winds
No Precip

Snow surface

1300' - 5" of low density snow on 3" melt/freeze crust on ground
1500' - 6" of low density snow on 6" melt/freeze crust on ground
2000' - 3000' - 6" low density snow on melt/freeze crust, Hand pits and pole probing showed variable Height of Snow (HS) 12" to 24" along the broad West ridge.
3100' - 6" of low density snow on denser snow.


Pit #1 - 2800' W aspect, HS~75cm-90cm - Found two very stout m/f crusts below the surface. Both were P+ to K hard with a 4F hard rounds sandwiched between. 1F hard moist facets were found on the ground. See photo.

Pit #2 - 3100' SW aspect, HS~75cm, Tests Results: ECTP30, ECTN30 (RP) Failed at 30cm 1F over P hard density change with mostly rounds and some small facets (<1mm.)

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