Snowpit and Abs Lick Creek PPG

Location Name: 
Surprise Bench
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:00


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing

Observation made by: Public
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Toured around Lick Creek summit.  Lots of whumphing and cracking observed.  Evidence of wind-transported snow at tail end of storm.  Wind out of the south west.  Snowpit info showed a layer of near surface facets/surface hoar that failed with sudden results approximately 27cm down.  (12/11 layer).  First compression test failed on isolation (CTV SC @87) on basal facets.  Second compression test we did not cut through the crust above the facets in an effort to test the upper snowpack.  (CTM SC@27)