Massive chunk of ice peeled off on Saturday in the middle of the Ravine off the rocks during the ski day, started a lot of small sluff. We watched this happen live from Right Gully.
Overall we found the moisture had not saturated as deeply into the snow pack as we expected. A 20cm layer of saturated snow sat on top of an 18cm layer of softer drier snow. We had clean fractures on all tests with not identical but similar results. . . .
While the east side of Mt. Washington remained clear and calm throughout the day, consistent southeast winds made for steady wind-loading on isolated terrain features in the eastern half of the ravine and on the entire slope in the western half. The . . .
At approximately 12:35 we watch a skier trigger an avalanche, it run about 200-400ft from somewhere in the airplane area of Oaks gulf. It was hard to see exactly what gully he was in. The skier appeared to be ok. We were skiing the Main Gully on the . . .
Foggy, poor visibility, unable to see up into gullies. Floor of the ravine a mix of drifted new snow up to 8 inches thick and scoured bed surface, which was refrozen by 1PM. The slabs seemed generally stubborn and better bonded to the bed surface at . . .
Foggy, with intermittent/poor visibility. Traveling in Huntington Ravine fan I found all new snow that fell in the past 48 hours moist to the bed surface. New snow thickness varied from 1 to 6 inches, mostly closer to 1 or 2 inches. Wet avalanche . . .
3” or so of slightly wind affected new snow mixed with sleet and graupel. S summit winds under 40 mph today seem to have resulted in a soft, thin, and barely cohesive layer of new snow. As pictured, this new layers is behaving like a slab in . . .
Good skiing conditions today in Tuckerman Ravine.
Tuckerman Right Side had full sun today allowing the top two centimeters of the snowpack to become moist. Little to no wind.
Many hand sheer tests with Moderate and Hard results. ECT tests: ECTN22 . . .
New snow, including wind slabs, can be found on most aspects in the Ammo as well as Monroe Brook. New snow was largely pencil and 1F hard on the surface, with hardness increasing as elevation increased. The structure of the snowpack varies greatly . . .