|Region:||Chugach State Park|
Route & General Observations
Quick tour to peak 3. Light blowing snow, possible graupel and strong gusts.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Pockets of fresh wind slab (~4" thick) within 100 feet of summit produced shooting cracks. Clean sheer from melt/freeze surface.
Mostly cloudy, light snow but gusts created obvious snow transport.
Pockets of fresh snow and wind slab but mostly supportable melt/freeze crust. Hard to determine amount of new snow with wind distribution, but probably only around 1 inch.