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Observations

Region: Chugach State Park
Location: Ram Valley
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Route & General Observations

270 cm snow depth on flat glacier at 5,000 ft. Approximately 30 cm new snow from this past week above 5,000 ft. Enough new snow to completely hide tracks on Bombardment Pass and Korohusk from last weekend. On high, shaded north aspects new snow was dense, settled powder, with low volume sloughing. Widespread collapsing on valley floor during approach. Widespread ongoing rollerball and large point releases in late afternoon on south facing terrain. Point releases were approximately 1 foot deep, some running at least 1,000 vertical feet, and entraining large snow volume (see attached picture).

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Photos & Video

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