Public Observation - Creek 2 below Ghoulie's Point, southern Whitefish Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Creek 2 below Ghoulie's
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/23/2015 - 10:30
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Observation made by: Public
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Dug down to the ground about 400 vertical feet below Ghoulie's Point. SW facing and 26 degrees {measured}. The ice layer was down 75"/250cm. It was a full inch thick. The top 18" was loose and my knife blade fell through it of its own accord. Below 18" I had to assist the blade and the snow was uniform all the way to the ice layer. The column did not collapse or propagate even swinging from the shoulder. When I left I ski stomped it and it still did not collapse. No snow falling out of the trees. No cracking or whumping though I never ventured to steeper terrain. Skiing was great.

Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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Windy on the ridge. Drifting into the skin track along the ridge.

Precip Rate: 
S1; light snowfall, 1cm/hour