I dug a pit on a NW aspect NTLl (11300) in Big Tesuque. My objective was to observe any reactivity/stability on PWL 50cm from surface. I got a CTM @ 51cm & ECTP #20 . Test showed fracture and propagation on the PWL. When trying to fill the pit with my splitboard I experienced a big Whumpf on that same aspect confirming what the test showed.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
I observed a PWL 50cm down from surface, stubborn with a potential D2 size.
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
I observed wind transport on SW & W aspects, wind slabs on N and NW aspects of 10cm. Reactivity was stubborn.