Buried persistent weak layers are still a concern, giving snappy results on my tests. Wet activity on solars as a secondary concern.
Solars getting baked and heavy, but not wet were we travelled. However a lot of small loose/wet activity could be seen in the Boulders from hwy
||U||Very big slide, spans a large part of the mountain. Photo taken from summit of Gladiator. From the crown size I would assume it was part of the big deep slab cycle last week.|
W 9600' approx
|D1.5||U||SS (?) pocket potentially triggered by cornice drop.|
The snow took a lot of radiation today, but air temps remained cool enough to provide cold snow in the shade.
Gladiator 9500' SSE not obviously wind stiffened. HS 105cm (wanted to see how PWL:s are reacting to radiation)
10cm moist DH at gnd, patchy MFcr on top, not consistent enough for PST or to cover a full ECT column.
Faceting of various degrees up to 46cm, 4F -F hardness.
12/31@46cm as 2cm of larger facets, 2-3mm. PST30/100end
Above 4F -> F wind/stormslabs with an interface at 60cm that gave ECTN
Stomped a few cornices but no real crack propagation. Lots of wind effect above tree line, from several directions and hard to predict but did not seem very reactive.
Several wet/loose slides in the Boulders spotted from hwy, many/most steep solars under rocks or oven features sloughed out during the day.
Layer Depth/Date: 40-80cm, 12/31
Comments: Unreactive on s1/4 mid elevation terrain where slab is faceted, reactive at higher elevations where wind effect is more prominent. Did not travel on N 1/2 today
Open terrain sub 30, treed terrain mid to lower elevation in lower 30s