Observation Date: 01/05/2014
5500′ – 7800′ elevation upper Swan river country
Cold, very snowy. 10″ Sat/Sun on top of a couple of feet from the week.
Light but recently high enough to break trees.
New Snow: 12+”
South face 7700′ rutschblock was RB3 at 15″ at a density change in most recent snow. Deeper layer at about 40″ did not fracture in RB or CT but was a clean shear when pried loose. Approx 6′ total snow. No significant basal depth hoar.
North face 6800′ rutschblock was RB5 at about 15″ density change in most recent snow. No deeper layer seen. Approx 6′ snow, no significant depth hoar.
Things seemed to be settling fairly well given the significant snow and it being January.
Observer: Ian M