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Observations

Region: Seward
Location: Harding Icefield Trail
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Route & General Observations

Hiked ~2mi up Harding Icefield trail to cliff section.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

At 2200ft snow turned unsupportable and postholed in boots to my thighs.

Weather

Weather

Rainy, 35F

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Boot pen 15cm 1500ft-2000ft.

Snowpack

Hiked up on wet snow and initially supportable to 2000ft. Then Snow rapidly changed to very isothermal and unsupportable on upwards and I was sinking to thigh/hip.

Quick snow pit @2100ft: 38deg slope, HS 120cm, CT23 SC @ 85cm down

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