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Skiing, snowboarding, snowmachining, hiking, walking, and all other methods of travel or recreation on snow are dangerous and a potential hazard to personal safety. Each person who ventures onto snow is responsible for his or her own safety. Many snow travelers find that education, information, and experience can increase their safety when they are on snow. The public observations reported on this site may appear to offer information about the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, but it is critical to remember that such observations are not evaluated or edited for accuracy and represent the subjective experience of the author.

Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1547546400January 15, 2019 10:00Seward - Lost Lake Summer TrailSkied up the summer trail under clear skies. I noticed some surface hoar at the trailhead, but nowhere else. I dug a pit at 1175ft and did a full profile. I noticed some R1D1 avalanches from a week ag …
1547042400January 9, 2019 2:00pmSeward - EvaSkin to ~2500’ dig pit on SE aspect at~27degree slope.
1546088400December 29, 2018 1:00pmSeward - Seward- TiehackerSkin to 2100’ where pit was dug. Skin to ~2500’ to ski down.
1545825600December 26, 2018 12:00pmSeward - Little Bear-SewardSkin to summit of Little Bear Mountain. Pit dug at ~2000’
1545336180December 20, 2018 8:03pmSeward - Near Dale Clemens cabin (Lost Lake)This morning I skied up the Lost Lake winter trail past the Dale Clemens Cabin and dug a pit ~2000ft on a NW aspect 34deg slope. I didn't observe any red flags around the treeline where I was.
1545310800December 20, 2018 1:00pmSeward - Lost LakeYesPhotos sent in secondhand from Natural (likely) avalanche in the Lost Lake zone on Thursday 12/20/2018.
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