Public Observation - Elk Mtn, GNP

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Elk Mtn, GNP
Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - John F. Stevens Canyon
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 12/17/2015 - 08:30
Location Map: 

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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick pit on a dawn patrol:

approx 6800', fairly southern aspect.

depth: 85 cm, the rain crust was about 30 cm above the ground and < 5 cm thick, much weaker than marion lake as we saw monday. there was a 2-3 cm soft but reactive wind slab on top, followed by 40+ cm of snow since last weekend, with the newest snow being the least dense. ECTN 11 about 15 cm down and ECTP 21 Q2 below the rain crust.