Public Observation - Quick Pit in the Southern Swan Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Quick Pit in the Southern Swan Range
Swan Range - South (south of Swan Lake)
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:00
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Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Dug a quick pit while out exploring and found a generally consolidated and deep snowpack that lacked many of the rain crusts plaguing lower elevations and the mountains to the north.  Pit was at 7600' - ENE facing - 30 degree slope - HS 175cm.

Layers of concern: at ~150cm we found is a 2cm 1F hard crust with a thin (reactive to tests) facet layer just below, at ~110cm we found is a distinct density change within the snowpack (4F to 1F), and at ~90cm we found rounding facets which are clearly different from the rounding and decomposing snow grains above it.

Results: ECTN 12 Q2 @ 150cm, ECTN 19 Q3 @ 110cm, ECTN Q3 27@ 90cm, CTM 15 Q2 @ 150cm (x2), CTM 19 Q3 @ 110, CTH 29 Q3 @ 85cm.

Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Quality skiing above ~5500' and creamy thick snow below with mixed coverage!

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm (No air motion)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
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