Snowpit at 9,761', W aspect, Republic Crk.

We dug a snowpit at 9,761' on a west facing slope south of Cooke City. ECTP21, 40 cm below the surface (16" down). There was 6-8" of new snow from the weekend above 4" of soft old snow, on top of 4" of a pencil- hard slab, then the soft sugary facets to the ground. ECT broke below the hard slab at the top of the facets. Photo: GNFAC

Republic Creek
Snow Observation Source
Cooke City, 2024-02-05