Yes an Ob for middle fork.. clean slab propagation on flat ground at minor creek crossing. Approx 16” new storm slab. Heads up for conditions in the Anchorage front range.
We toured up Sunburst today to see how much this sleeper storm had delivered, and we were not disappointed. By 1400, there was ~30″ new snow at 2000′. We hiked until we were above the alder line, at which point visibility completely disappeared. We got a few collapses as we approached the area where the
11:30-4:30pm Broke trail on standard approach towards Eddies upper meadows. Conducted instability tests on NW facing benches and reached a high point of 2,400 ft. We encountered obscured skies, temps around -2°C with consistent S4 which made for dense, effort-filled, hip height turns. Roads were spicy and parking lots were desperate.
We rode up Seattle Ridge to check out coverage and stability. Still very thin up top (wind scoured to ground in places along ridge); we did hear about at least one wrecked snowmachine. Just to the north of the uptrack, in undisturbed snow, we got one really big collapse. Nothing avalanched and we didn’t see
Skinned up Micro Dot via regular skin track path. Ski’d a few runs assessing snow conditions working our way up to the top ridge line of Micro Dot and finally dropping the south aspect.