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Observations

Region: Chugach State Park
Location: peak 3
Observer: Anonymous
Date:

Route & General Observations

Quick tour to peak 3. Light blowing snow, possible graupel and strong gusts.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Pockets of fresh wind slab (~4" thick) within 100 feet of summit produced shooting cracks. Clean sheer from melt/freeze surface.

Weather

Weather

Mostly cloudy, light snow but gusts created obvious snow transport.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

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.



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