Taos, Williams Lake drainage

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Kerry
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Taos, Williams Lake drainage

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Skied Sin Nombre on Sunday morning (Feb 3). Dug a test pit below treeline before exiting the trees onto the north flank of Sin Nombre. Also dug a hasty pit up the Sin Nombre north flank to look for more data on the 91-cm interface discovered in the first pit. Overall, the stability appeared Good. No natural activity observed. Bombs on Kachina produced a R5D2 in one of the K-chutes, I think on same morning.
Just in case the graph image doesn't upload, the full pit below treeline discovered a melt-freeze layer 90-91 cm in a 150 cm HS. ECTPN 25 on the 91 cm. CT 25 on the DH around 25 cm did not show a fracture on the 91 cm interface.
On the open flank of Sin Nombre, found the same 91 cm interface with 1-2mm facets on top of pencil hard melt-freeze crust. CT 21 Q2 . Sin Nombre's surface was a consistent wind slab with about 5 cm ski penetration depth while skinning, and maybe 10 cm penetration during ski turns...not breakable crust, also not blower pow.
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Hasty pit on Sin Nombre north flank
Hasty pit on Sin Nombre north flank
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Pit graphic from below treeline
Pit graphic from below treeline
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