kachina peak

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Location Name: 
east of kachina summit on northeast aspect
Williams Lake Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:30
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United States
36° 33' 44.5716" N, 105° 26' 32.3628" W

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

Snow depth 188cm

elevation 11,637ft

northeast aspect

35degree slope

Graham اسماء بنات - From looking at your observation from the 6th I was a little more south and found similar things.  3-4cm crust (melt-freeze) that was getting softer while I was up there for 30-45 minutes.  I did shovel shear, found 2 weak layers which took quite some force to pop out ~30 and 60cm down.  doing a compression test and a extended column test I didn't observe any movement in my columns at all and definitely didn't get anything to propigate.  I didn't dig all the way to the ground.  The weak layers felt very wet.  I skied down at about 11:45.  Had hard crust for the first copule of hundred yards then got into some good corn and found some nice soft areas in the trees.  overall very fun!

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
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Above Freezing
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