Observation: Turnagain

Location: Wolverine north shoulder

Route & General Observations

Dug a pit at 1200-1300 foot elevation on north shoulder of Wolverine where the facet layer was sure not to have been skied on. Here the facets were under about 40 inches of hard slab under 12 inches of powder. A solid stomp on the shovel caused full propagation on the facets. (Conventional ECT test produced no results on this layer since I couldn’t possibly pound hard enough with my hand to cause it to fail.). The avalanche on the ridge above had broke on this layer during the storm, the bed surface was a melt-freeze crust, and it traveled an impressive distance on low-angled terrain below considering there was not an extensive steep slope to gain momentum.