Test profile on South Peak 1/11/2017

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
10,120 NNE aspect of South Peak
Submission Info
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
38° 5' 58.722" N, 118° 54' 57.6576" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We dug to the ground at 10,120' in the tight trees on a NNE aspect of South Peak. We identified several interfaces in the recent storm and windloading as well as the persistent layers that were and are presently problematic. We conducted a CT and ECT and observed CT11 SC at 75cm (from ground), CT12 SC on basal facet layer on the ground, and ECTN8 SP, ECTN16 SC, both @ 75cm. Both gullies on Soth Peak's NE aspect slid approx D2-2.5 R2-3, the right gully appears to have triggered a step-down failure about halfway down the path. We did not observe any collapsing, shooting cracks or whumphing. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Obs taken at 1140 @ 10120 on South Peak

T (C) : +1
trend: warming

Sky cover: mostly cloudy, occasional snow showers w/out accumulation

Wind: SW/W moderate gusty winds

ski pen: 10-15 cm

boot pen: to the ground

red flags: recent avalanche activity, recent loading, obvious avalanche path

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