Observation: Swan Peak

Observation Date
2/4/2018
Observer Name
David Rosenberg
Region
Logan
Location Name or Route
Garden City - Swan Peak
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Very overcast, cloud level at abut 8,700 ft elevation.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northwest
Elevation
8900
Comments
Dug this pit on the West-Northwest face near the top of Swan Peak at the steepest part of the slope. I could not get anything to move or go on shovel compression or extended column tests. A last shovel shear test did finally move a small portion of the extended column (i.e., the shovel width) after a lot of force and tugging. The block slumped a very small amount, very little energy at 35 cm above ground (4F layer). Some wind action in a few places but no signs of instability on the climb up or ski down.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates

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