Public Observation #2022-541

January 1, 2022 5:38 PM
Observation Date:
January 1, 2022
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Kwohl Butte
None reported
Stable snow conditions with obvious wind deposited snow and stable wind slab of variable depths on Kwohl butte's shallower north to northeast aspects.
Shallow snow pit as follows:

NE facing slope, shaded, 32 deg.
10 cm fist
.5 cm pencil crust with rounding crystals above
75 cm 4 finger
end shallow pit
total snow depth, 170 cm on a particularly wind loaded slope.

ECTN 10, collapse without propagation @ crust
CT 10, collapse without propagation @ crust