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Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Skookum Glacier

Route & General Observations

Road photo.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect NortheastElevation 3000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 5000ftVertical Run 1000ft
Avalanche Details

Spotted very large natural avalanche on a ENE aspect in Skookum at about 5PM.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, but clouds overhead. 37 degrees in Portage at the time. Calm wind.

Snow surface

Getting moist with warming in the afternoon.



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