Derek DeBruin & Sam Crow
Ogden » Ben Lomond » Cutler Ridge
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Ben Lomond, Cutler Ridge
The general structure in the snowpack has he latest storm snow resting atop crust of various thickness, 10-15cm at low elevation, as thin as 1-2cm--but supportive--at 8000ft. Just beneath the crust are just the faintest of facets (0.5mm or so) intermingled with mixed forms. Below this is largely contiguous 4F to the ground. In places with old snow, we found about 10cm of damp basal facets.
No formal pit tests as we didn't find a meter of snow depth (we admittedly didn't go that high), meaning bushes abound in pits. However, hand shears failed at the crust/new snow interface, and then at the dirt or basal facets if present.
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