Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: McHugh Peak, WNW Aspect

Route & General Observations

Accessed via Rabbit Lake trail and up the ridge E of the creek that branches off Rabbit and continues up McHugh. No stability concerns on route. Wind scoured in places, some nice snow on N aspect lower. Was planning to go to saddle, low vis had other plans. Snow extremely hard to shovel and isolate. No tests performed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Started with freezing fog, changed to very light snow as elevation gained. Visibility dropped significantly due to fog, total white out conditions above ~2800.

Snow surface

Approx 5cm new snow on top of older new snow, varied total depth of 0-10" depending on wind effect and location. Some wind scoured, but not very icy, skiable.


No tests performed, snow extremely hard to shovel and isolate due to hardness.

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