Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: South Fork, Swiss Bowl

Route & General Observations

Took standard summer trail back to Rendezvou Ridge trail and Eagle Lake trail split, continued into the valley. Recent wind scouring and loading on both sides of the valley. Only skied 3/4 way up due to windboard and breakable crust.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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26 at the trail head,partly cloudy, light to no wind.

Snow surface

Variable windboard from bullet proof to breakable crust, pockets of soft snow.


Quick pit-59 cm depth, ct 19 Q3 failed at ground. Snow depth varied with scouring to loading.