Toured Todd Ridge this afternoon. Snow in the trees was still very hard, but the exposed areas were beginning to soften. Evidence of cornices failing along the east side of the ridge. Snow pit revealed thin ice layers at 10cm, 20cm, and a 4cm thick layer at 80cm. Compression test resulted in a RP failure at the 20cm layer at CT8, but was still very resistant to sliding on top of the column.
Exposed aspects rode nicely this afternoon with the sun warming the top layer. By the end of the day the snow had warmed sufficiently enough to begin pinwheeling from our tracks. Hazards identified today were cornices and loose wet snow with the radiant heating.
|Temperature: 40°C||Sky: Clear skies|
|New Snow: 0 cm||Elevation: 6700 ft||Aspect/Slope: East / 30°|