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Pit at 7650' on east side of Sargents. 180 to 200 cm of total snow. 60+ cm of fist to 4 finger new snow sitting on 10 cm pencil hard wind slab. Storm snow failed easy on compression test (CT 7 at interface between fist and 4 finger), but lacked cohesiveness and energy. Also, had a CT 14 at interface above pencil hard slab and fist hard snow above it. Once again lacked cohesion and energy.
That being said, this was as isolated area and much sketchier conditions exist out there.