Observation Date: 12/29/2013

Daughter of Sun area

Windy, snowy

Gusts to 50mph or more, enough to knock a person over.

New Snow: 3-6″ Total depth 60″

Avalanche Activity:
None except for thin wind slabs that cracked during skinning.

Other Comments:
Dug a compression and ext column test on a completely shaded north aspect at 6400 ft.
CTN, 30 hits no fracture.
ECTX, no fracuture
These were 2 pits on one slope. No crust or significantly thick facets seen there.
Wind slabs were forming up high which were not part of the test.

Observer: Ian M