Our slab in the Wasatch has gained a lot of strength. Thats what five feet of snow with five inches of water will do. However, the facets have not.
We are not seeing the obvious signs anymore, like cracking or collapsing. You can do an Extended Column Test whack it till you bruise your hand and see no results. But this doesn't mean we can't trigger avalanches. All we need to do is find a weak spot in the pack, collapse the slope initiate the fracture and were off.
In the movie I wanted to show even though the ECT might not work. Other tests can show great results.
Stay off the steeps.
Kowboy say's it best. Patience people.
Attention: This is my first time doing this test. The results from the first PST showed that propagation was likely. However, even though the second test came flying out of the wall, the results were less likely. More to come on this test.
Turn up the Volume and hear the collapse and the sound of the shear. Awesome!
Attention: Even though this test took a good thump to get it to fail, NONE OF THAT MATTERS. We have weak snow with strong snow on top......Enough said. We can TRIGGER avalanches. Keep it low angle and avoid the steep slopes. This avalanche will break far and wide and could be unsurvivable. There is plenty of great cruising and turning in the meadows.