Halfway to Sasse ridge, below tree line.
No clouds , sunny. 35⁰F
Total snow depth 86cm
3 visible crust layers
First layer 31cm below surface 3 finger hardness, partially faceted. Appears to be well bonded. 3cm thick.
41 cm below surface, 1 finger hardness. Faceted snow but saturated with water. Well bonded
66cm below surface, 3 finger hardness. Ground level facets. Seem to have healed over the season.
Shovel shear test.
4 moderate taps, planar fracture at 19cm below the surface
24 moderate taps, planar fracture at 50cm below the surface
CTM12, Progressive Compression at 10cm below surface
CTH 27 Planar Fracture at 50cm below surface
Column failed at 69cm when shovel was placed behind the column and considerable force was use to shear the weak layer.