Observation: Portage / Placer

Location: Placer River Drainage / Squirrel "gut" uptrack

Route & General Observations

Went 500-800 feet up the Squirrel “gut” uptract… very deep, unsettled, and several large “whumping”. Plenty of recent avy activity as depicted in the photos.

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

Whumphing like crazy!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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clear & felt near zero degrees F.

Snow surface

dusty powder


2 to 5ft deep.

Photos & Video
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