Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 2

Route & General Observations

Toured up SSE gully on peak 2.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability except active wind loading on leeward slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, light to moderate N winds. Temp high 20s

Snow surface

Variable wind affected snow. Mostly soft


Informal hand pits reveal a very poor snowpack structure. 2-10" of fresh unconsolidated snow/wind cream on top of ~12" of very hard wind board on top of ~6" of ground facets. Despite poor structure snow did not seem to have much energy could not produce any shooting cracks or collapsing even at the sides of the slabs at indicator slopes. Lot's of skiers in the Peak2/3 area and no avalanches were observed.