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Snow Condition at Guye Peak on 1/12/13
« on: 01/15/13, 06:52 PM »

While climbing Guye Peak I dug a snow pit and here are the results.

Pit on Guye Peak at 4900 ft, North facing, 35 deg aspect.
30 cm x 30 cm x 20inches deep

Hand / Layer Test                      Compression Test
To Depth    Hand Test                Hand Tap         Top 8" Q1 SC
8"                  4f                        Wrist Tap         No additional
8.5"                I                         Elbow              No additional
12"                 1f                      Arm                  Next layer 12.5" Q2 PC                   
12.5"               I                       Shovel              14" Q2 PC
14"                 1F
14.5                P
18"                 1F

Sat was a bluebird day w/ about 20 deg F. The avy rose was moderate with considerable above 6000 ft. We noticed surface hoar crystals forming on the top layer. There was a thin breakable crust below the top powder layer (3"-8" pow). The crust made it a mixed bag for everyone I ran into skiing that day. I had a buddy in town so we decided to get out an climb Guye since he is not a bc skier.
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