Observation: Portage / Placer

Location: Skookum - Heliski Bowl

Route & General Observations

Afternoon brapp sesh to Skookum, ascended to high point of 2700 ft.

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

Recent storm slides, especially on South aspect slopes. Less carnage than anticipated though.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Blue! High 20s, no wind, no clouds. Cold ride back at 9:00 pm!

Snow surface

Surprisingly dry surface, very deep. Estimated 3+ feet in Placer Valley. Easily 4-5 feet further back and at elevation. Mid-thigh to waist deep boot penetration pretty much everywhere.

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