Bowl Report – 2020-02-02
By Mark Renson | AIARE Acadia Mtn Guides
Date of Observation: February 2, 2020 1:00 PM
Location of Observation: Tuckerman Ravine
Instructed an AIARE 1 for Acadia Mountain Guides. Saw what appears to be evidence of a recent small slab release below the buttress between Right Gully and Lobster Claw. See circled in red in the attached pic.
Did some tests on N aspect of Bowl at 4300 feet just east of Left Gully runout away from the floor of the ravine and any runouts. I got cracking and a failure on the 2nd jump on skis on a small rollover 10cm down. Digging revealed some signs of faceting around the Jan 13 crust with an ECTP Score 16 below the crust. Some hard CT results were found in the slab above the crust. I did my first PST in 10 years and got a 95/100 just above the crust (i.e.: very little propagation). The usual huge variability was noted. Sherburne skied very well skier packed powder on the upper 2/3, pretty decent on the middle 2/3 and edgeable hardpack on the lower 1/3 that was not a buzzkiller and all with good coverage. Facebook spray on my page forthcoming.