Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack to 2600′. Quick afternoon ski lap.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No avalanches, whumpfs or cracking observed. Did not get into wind affected snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Skies: Obscured
Snowing S2
Light winds

Snow surface

Soft snow. 4" of new


Total depth increasing from 1' to 3' with elevation gain. Melt-freeze crust with weak snow below felt all the way to high point with pole probing.
See snow pit photo. At 2400' found 8mm buried surface hoar (suspect November 23rd) 60 cm below the surface sandwiched between two melt-freeze crusts. Surface hoar was intact but laid over. Upper snowpack CT results on a storm interface.

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