Public Observation #2023-923

January 3, 2023 6:41 AM
Observation Date:
January 2, 2023
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Grizzly Chutes
None reported
Tested the top of Grizzly Chutes before dropping in, and glad we did. Location: 44.03655, -121.70476; 6926' elev., 302deg (NW aspect), above open glade & prominent cinder hoodoo. Results: CTM15 with RP @ 25cm, ETCP w/ RP @ 40cm (see photo, Q3 BRK below that). Total depth was 205cm. Instability (propagation) detected in extended column test helped our decision to ski elsewhere.