Observation Date: 12/15/2019
Yurt Ski/Morrell Mountain Area (Seeley Lake, MT)
E Facing Slope-Chad’s Shoulder above Alpine Yurt
Cloudy, light winds.
light winds. signs of recently drifted snow (soft wind slabs and cornices)
New Snow: 12+”
Did an ECT. Got no results from the test. The facets near the ground seem to be healing and are weaker as you go up into the snowpack. We got small cracks on the old storm snow (12/5-12/8) new storm snow (12/12-12/15) interface. We were surprised that we did not get results on the weak facet layer/melt freeze crust below the new snow. For some reason it is stable in tests… Maybe it needs more weight/snow to be reactive? We will see when the next storm rolls in.
We were very leary and skied low angle slopes.
Observer: Brad Maddock