We toured the treed slope west of Red Lake. Our objective was to get a better overall understanding of the snowpack after the most recent storm event (Dec 10th). During the approach recent avalanche activity was obvious in the Red Lake bowl and a large whumpf was felt while on the up track. A snowpit revealed:
*Height of snow= 152cm
*DEC 1st PWL buried 110cm deep
*CT12 Q2 at 130 cm and ECTP14 RP at 130cm. The fracture point was a slight density change within new snow.
*The PWL was unreactive to CT or ECTP tests. In the future a Deep Tap Test or Propagation Saw Test could be used to better understand the nature of the buried PWL.
-Bridgeport Avalanche Center