Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot Ridge

Route & General Observations

Obvious Signs Of Instability
Recent Avalanches-none observed
Shooting Cracks-none observed
Collapsing/Whoompfing-none observed

Mild temps and partly cloudy. Calm winds with short periods of gusts out of the
north. No precip.

Surface obs
2” new snow that fell overnight on Friday 12/27
Small pockets of cornices ‘calved’, likely occurred overnight on 12/27-28
3-4mm surface hoar mixed into the new snow below 2,500’ in open areas

Average snow depths:
50cm/20” above treeline
30cm/12” below treeline

Pit #1
2,700’ W aspect
29 deg slope
ECTP19 SC on 2mm facets between mid pack crusts

Pit #2
2,700’ S aspect
32 deg slope
ECTP19 SC at the ground

No collapsing like at Turnagain-seems to be related to the lack of cohesion
within the slab.

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