Sawtelle Peak stability evaluation

We dug at 9300' off the Sawtelle Peak Road to keep tabs on stability since we put out warnings and basic information for this area. We work with the guys who manage the FAA road and they give us access for pit digging. 

The stability in this area seems generally stable. The 2 pits today tracked with our findings last week, as well as what we are seeing in nearby Lionhead. The snow is 6-7 feet with a weak layer of facets near the ground. The  facets are weak, but not unstable. With a big enough load they would be, but for the moment we are optimistic that stability will get better. 

Activity
Snowmobiling
Date
Email
mtavalanche@gmail.com
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Title of your observation
Sawtelle Peak stability evaluation
Latitude
44.56
Longitude
-111.44
Observer Name
Doug Chabot and Ian Hoyer
Phone
406-581-1110
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