Recreational Observation

Mt Hood

Feb. 4, 2016, 9:20 a.m. PST

Elevation: Near treeline

Aspect: NE

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No

Comments: Working at the top of heather canyon chair lift. Dug a test pit on NE facing 28 to 30 degree slope conducted an extended column test Results: ECT12 planar fracture @35cm On decomposing snow on top of last weeks rain crust, shovel sheer test failed at the same depth. 8" of fresh snow, temp 26 degrees.