Avalanche Hunting Aneroid foot trail
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|Snowshoe||03/25/2011 3:20 PM||03/25/2011 2:05 PM|
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In this snowpit located at the teardrop on above Google map (6000') NE aspect you will notice two weak layers and this pit is similar elevation to the chute slide starting zone. The ruler is CT11Q2 about 15cm below the surface on a bit of a thin fragile crust. The crystal card is 55cm down and is the old MLK rain crust receiving a CT24Q3.
This thinner lower elevation snowpack (6000') on a NE aspect closely resembles a higher elevation (8500') southerly aspect for relative location of the MLK rain crust. Bear this in mind when recreating on top of this type of snowpack layering as we move into the warmth of April.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LINK IF YOU WANT A FEELING OF WHAT CAN STILL HAPPEN EVEN WITH A CT24/25Q3 TEST RESULT ON THE MLK RAIN CRUST, WITH VIDEO!! Courtesy Bruce Tremper and UAC team. Click HERE.
Aspect/Slope/Elevation: ° slope on a NE aspect at 6500 ft elevation
|Wind: SW @ mph|
It was justa blowin' on the ridges on my way up this morning. I couldn't believe the qty of snow transport.
On my drive to Aneroid THD this morning at 8:00am. The wind had already started and I had time to use my lens to look for new activity on Chief Joseph Mtn. I noticed several new thick wind slab releases since yesterday. Look for one far right ridge below rock band.