Observation: Other Regions

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

There are 5-6 inches of facets (square symbol in pit graph) under
4-6 inches of new snow as of 01/13/09. These facets have been
failing and causing very small inconsequential avalanches over
the past week. You can go to almost any steep rollover and sluff
out all these facets under the length of your skis. On bigger
slopes, this sluff has been entraining more snow as it cascades
down hill (see photo from Pyramid). We can expect avalanche
hazard to increase rapidly once we get a heavier load or slab on
top. This weak layer is widespread throughout the Western
Chugach and Kenai Mountains. Watch out for this weak layer, this
could be very dangerous for a while.