Observation: Franklin Basin

Observation Date
01/5/2018
Observer Name
Eric and Amy Flygare

Region:

Location Name or Route
Franklin Basin
Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
9200
Slope Angle
33
Comments

We dug pits on an ENE facing, 33 degree slope at 9200 feet elevation.  The first Compression test failed 18 inches from the surface at 25 hits CT25.  Another Compression test failed at the ground interface (46 inches deep) at 15 hits, then failed at the layer 18 inches down at 24 hits, CT24.  We had a full propagation failure at 26 hits when performing an Extended Column Test  ECTP26.  Additional details found in the video below.

We found decent riding where the wind had not affected the snow surface...  There is still not enough snow to do much sledding, we saw several snowmobiles the had tagged rocks and suffered severe damage to their front ends.

Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates