Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Mile Hi, Eagle River, AK

Route & General Observations

Typical Mile Hi route, first hill from the saddle heading east.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth4ftWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

In 30 years hiking Mile Hi, I have never seen a slide on the NW aspect.
Note: crown is about 4 feet.
It appears that drifting snow recovered some of the exposed area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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January 10, 2020 high winds N and NW. Appear to have cross-loaded the NW aspect of Mile Hi, first hill.


In the last image- there is now a cornice on the SW aspect of Mile Hi, first hill. This is the view from the top of it. It’s a little tricky, because that is already a steep section of the trail, and you don’t realize the last 50’ you’re actually climbing up what is now a low cornice, until you get above it and realize there’s maybe 5’ to 10’ of deposited snow you were climbing up.

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