Observation: Seward

Location: Carter/Crescent

Route & General Observations

Road up to Crescent Lake. Beautiful weather and visibility. Could see numerous D2 slab avalanches on Wrong Mt, Madsen, and Right Mt, all had obvious crowns, likely released during or after the storm that ended Thurs. first most notable was on N aspect of Mortar Mountain may be closer to D3 and was a series of crowns and including an area that stepped down to rock bed surface.


Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm wind
Temps in the teens

Snow surface

12” new snow


Didn’t dig any pits, but did experience a lot of overflow under the new snow on Crescent lake

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