Observation Date: 12/21/2020
Up the Mt.Fuji snowshoe trail to 5,400, dug a pit on a S aspect
33° at the parking lot when I showed up around 11. Rain and light wind the whole time I skinned.
5-10 mph WSW
New Snow: 0-3″
Very, very saturated snow. Runnels all around where we walked. Dug a pit on a south aspect, 5,400 ft, slope angle of 26°. 84cm of snow depth, water had saturated the upper 25 cm of snow. ECT 14, no propagation, Q3 shear quality on weak layer at 56cm. CT 21, failure on weak layer at 38 cm, Q1 shear.
Observer: Jack Peabody