Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Falls Creek Coulior

Route & General Observations

Slightly overhanging cornice on the booters left above the falls creek couloir. (see photo) Located about 50-60 feet from the top out.

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

New point releases from solar radiation on W, S, and some E facing slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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58 degrees at the car, sunny, clear sky, calm winds

Snow surface

snow on south facing was significantly warming from sun. Slush on the ski out. Coulior variable with a 1-3inch breakable crust on top of powder. 1 step up, 3 steps down.

Photos & Video
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