|Location:||Seattle Creek, Portage, Placer Valley|
Route & General Observations
Several human triggered avalanches were reported in Seattle Creek and a possible natural avalanche. Details are still vague, and there have been no reports of burials or injuries. There was also a Natural avalanche in Portage Valley at 5:10pm that was captured on DOT web cam. Another observer sent us photos from Placer/Squirrel zone of the natural activity that occurred during the storm cycle last week. The Debris and gauging is impressive. A BIG THANKS to all those who sent us photos and shared some info!!! If anyone has more details please consider submitting an observation HERE.
|Elevation||unknown||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||unknown|
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
-Several human triggered avalanches in Seattle Creek (2-3 reported in Main Bowl and possibly natural as well.) There was also a snow machine triggered avalanche in Jr's yesterday.
-Natural avalanche in Portage Valley and DOT web cam capture debris in motion at the bottom of the avalanche path.
-The Squirrel Flats photo of a large natural from the storm cycle last week in Placer and Squirrel Flats zone. Photos taken 4/8/17.
Clear and sunny
Daily temps reached in the mid 40F's in the afternoon