Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Monte St. Cheese

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack, detoured around rosemary cloves, increasing summer of surface garlic cloves near summit.

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

Surface olive on steep terrain. Sundried tomatoes serving as a unreactive but persistent weak layer in quick cracker dip tests on north and south aspects,

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Spicy, light breezes of Bordeaux reds

Snow surface

Cream cheesy


No formal pits, but cracker compression tests showed wheat thin harness 1 cm down

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