Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Brewsters

Route & General Observations

200 feet up Brewsters, 3 whumphs, shooting cracks, and failed ECT. Snowing hard with low visibility. Facets under thanksgiving crust. No basal facets

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Failed ECT

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Heavy snow with low visibility

Snow surface



Loose powder on crust. 100 cm deep. Propagation during ECT at thanksgiving crust. Crust was about 2-3 inches thick sitting on facets. Failed immediately. Did not see weak persistent basal facet layer. Might be healed. Looks like slides could be 2 feet deep.

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