Snowpit Jan 17 2020

Location Name: 
Above Sardine Mdw
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:00
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Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
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Due to recent loading of the snowpack, we headed toward Sonora Pass to lower angle slopes. We dig a pit on a South facing aspect.

We completed an ECT, and had a shear at ECT 22. The shear was ragged and didn’t propagate. It sheared at the bottom of the crust layer the new snow landed on. Our impression was that the new snow bonded reasonably well at that aspect.

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