Location: Crow Pass, Portage Valley & Johnson Pass

Route & General Observations

While driving the areas of crow pass, portage valley, turnagain pass, & Johnson Pass I saw signs of recent avalanche activity. I witnessed a very wet, loose Avalanche while leaving portage valley on a SW aspect above treeline at 1000′.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent Avalanche debris in many prominent large mountainous valleys & known slide-paths.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Heavy rain until ~1500' & intermittent snow throughout the afternoon, with gusty winds

Snow surface

Wet & loose. New snow above 1500'

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