Observation Date: 02/05/2016

Northern Sapphires upper Pattee Canyon

partly cloudy. 27 degrees F

light to moderate Westerly winds

New Snow: 0-3″

Avalanche Activity:
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.

Other Comments:
Skiied the West side.

Observer: Doug S