Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Spencer Whistlestop

Route & General Observations

Trail work out at Spencer Whistlestop prior to summer season.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect East
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Witnessing lots of wet loose and wet slabs shedding off of the peaks due West of Spencer Lake. In 4 hrs we heard 10+ avalanches and witnessed about half. All D1 and D2 in size.

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

Rapid warming.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny. Temp I would guess is high 40's to low 50's in the sun. Wind is light (5-10mph) from the east.

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