Snowpit from Anderson

Location Name: 
Anderson Peak
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 15' 37.5624" N, 120° 17' 46.3776" W

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Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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Snowpit in leeward (East facing) slope just below the hut. Top 30-50 CM of snowpack was winddrift layers which broke along several different layers. Often the slab would have different fracture layers. This went down to the rain/ice layer at about 50cm down. Below that the pack was extremely dense for another 50 cm, and then another hard/ice layer and below that large crystals.

The extended column test broke under the shovel on the 5th elbow tap, but did not propogate horizontally.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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