Observation Date: 02/05/2016
Northern Sapphires upper Pattee Canyon
partly cloudy. 27 degrees F
light to moderate Westerly winds
New Snow: 0-3″
No recent avalanche activity observed. 1 pit dug below ridge on W slope, 1 pit dug below ridge on E slope ~1970m elevation
W slope results:
ECT 20ish with no propagation 40cm below surface. Slope was generally wind scoured.
E wind loaded 26 degree slope ~150m below ridge top just above convex roll-over to mid 30 degree slope.: ECTp11 Q1 40cm below surface. CT2 Q1 40cm.
Skiied the West side.
Observer: Doug S