The Throne - Fewer Signs of Instability
We skinned up the ridge of the Throne, and we dug two quick pits on the lower half of the slope. On the E aspect at 7,800' we had a HS of 4 feet. We got an ECTP 24 and 30 on the facets at the ground. 30 feet away, we dug a pit with less than 3 feet of snow, and we got an ECTX in that pit. This showed how spatially variable this area is after the new snow and wind. We continued skinning up the ridge to the top of the Throne, and we dug another pit. Here, we found 190 cm of snow, and we had an ECTP 14, 1.5' below the surface within the new snow from the last week. We did not see other signs of instability while touring or riding today.