Observation: Girdwood

Location: Crow Creek

Route & General Observations

Drove up Crow Creek at noon following the earthquake. Numerous large avalanches on Magpie Peak and Goat Couloir.

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

Earthquake triggered D2 avalanches and rockfall up Crow Pass valley
Goat Couloir: D2 (maybe larger) avalanche on South to NW aspects, starting zone 6000'
Magpie: Numerous D2 avalanches on East to SW aspects, starting zone between 4000'-5000'
Peak 4710' - rockfall on North aspect
Ragged top - rockfall on SE aspect

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Broken skies
Light winds
Temps in mid 20Fs
No precip

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