Observation Date: 01/24/2016
St. Mary’s trailhead to 8200ft.
light wind, significant gusts with snow transport
New Snow: 3-6″
new snow easily sloughing with some minor propagation. north aspect, lower to mid 30 deg.
several ski cuts in trees resulted in top layer moving.
dug @ 8000 ft, 100ft below ridge, 32 degree slope, treed
Ectn1 new snow 10 cm from surface -wind affected powder
Ectn7 15 cm from surface – wind affected powder
Ectn11 35 cm from surface
Ectn12 40 cm from surface – with energy
Other layers broke lower also with no propagation in high teens and low 20s but the details slipped my memory for obvious reasons.
Observer: Steven Geiger