Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: North Fork of Ship Creek

Route & General Observations

Skied from below bird pass towards grizzley bear lake, beautiful weather.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Loose snow slides on all aspects

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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4 inches of new snow on Mar 9 and 10, light winds in the valley floor, but significantly windier up high with obvious flagging off peaks on the southern side of the valley.

Snow surface

4 inches of light density snow on a variety of snow surfaces, anything unprotected had mix of sastrugi and other wind effect aspects that received sun had suncrust


Dug one pit at approximately 2200ft, on a east slope with no results under wind slab there was a variety of facets, and crusts, throughout the valley.