Test results on SH

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/17/2017
Name: Andy Sovick
Subject: Test results on SH
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 11650 ft

Snowpack: On Mt. Axtell, we found two reactive surface hoar layers in the upper snowpack on a NE aspect NTL. Moderate compression test results clean shears on a layer of surface hoar 25 cm deep (CTM 15, Q1), and two taps later, another failure on another surface hoar layer a little deeper.  We moved to an east aspect and dug 3 CT, no surface hoar in any of those pits, and capped by a sun crust.