Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Glenn Alps

Route & General Observations

We toured out into the hemlock flats and observed the terrain in power line pass. We noted intense wind effect that left any windward terrain bare.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temperatures were warm with overcast to broken skies. Light winds out of the east. No precip.

Snow surface

The wind effected snow has softened in the high temps, leaving the sastrugi intact but somewhat wet and soft.


We dug snowpits below Treeline on north facing aspects. We noticed the new windblown snow has softened in the warm temperatures, leaving little hardness change between the new snow and the January facets (4F over F). CTN where the new snow was thin and CT23 RP on a thicker wind loaded area.