Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Uptrack beginning at the old ski hill and up through the pine trees. Small (D1) natural dry loose avalanche observed mid-slope on south-facing incredibowls.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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13 deg F, becoming colder as the day went on. No wind at road/below tree line. Light winds from the south at top of treeline. Winds actively transporting snow at ridge tops and summits--snow moving in the northeast direction off of the summit of Tri-tip

Snow surface

1.5-2 feet of fresh snow, little to no evidence of wind transport below treeline. West facing ridge showed obvious signs of wind scouring


West-facing pit, ~2300 feet. HS: 100 cm
CT12Q3 45 cm down at new snow old snow interface. Performed two additional taps and we were able to get the column to fail Q2 at 75 cm down (thanksgiving crust?)
ECTN 45 cm down