Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Bear Valley

Route & General Observations

Up to 3000′ Dug on edge of gully in a 80 cm area. Typical front range conditions, the snowpack varied from 0 at edge of gully to 200 cm in center. Windslab and facet layer combos. one avalanche ran on S aspect nearby probably on Dec. 26?

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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overcast, mild, light S wind

Snow surface

thin MF crust on surface until 2,450'
wind loaded snow in gully, sastrugi at higher elevations


Cold, dry
SEE Pit Profile

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