Observation: Patsey Trees

Observation Date
01/14/2018
Observer Name
Eric

Region:

Location Name or Route
Lower Patsy
Weather
Sky
Clear
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Much like the 3 pits dug yesterday by the UAC 101 class in Grizzly Gulch, we couldn't get a single ECT result. Our group performed 4 different ECTs in different pits and even when pounded with force outside of the scope of the test (once test parameters were met) we couldn't get propagation. Our group did however perform two successful PSTs (56/100 (End) down 80cm) which helped us see the results we thought likely to see in the ECTs. We did notice that the basal facets are beginning to round.
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
10000
Slope Angle
26
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates