Observation: Portage / Placer

Location: Western Prince William Sound

Route & General Observations

Recent widespread natural avalanche cycle observed while touring from Blackstone Bay. Some slides ran mid-storm, but others had distinct, sharp, fresh edges. As noted previously by Graham, extensive wet avalanches, but also noticed many large (up to D3) dry snow avalanches on shady alpine aspects.

As mentioned by CNFAIC staff, many large avalanches also occurred in the Portage Valley including on shady aspects in the Byron Valley and above Portage Glacier.

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