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Observation: Other Regions

Location: Whittier - Nellie Juan Lake

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Route & General Observations

Took the opportunity for an overflight of the CNF Wilderness Study Area (WSA) boundary on a beautiful cloudless
day.

Route: Girdwood -> Whittier -> South to Nellie Juan Lake -> Return to Girdwood.

The lack of snow across the zone is quite evident from the air. Crevasses are an obvious hazard in many
glaciated areas south of Whittier where a year ago these areas had the look of a smooth white canvas.

Noticed a few cornice failures but many more in-tact and quite ripe.

One debris pile observed in Bear Valley (lookers left of the Whittier tunnel heading east) that looked fresher
than anything else (see photo below). Slab appeared to have initiated below a serac, likely triggered by ice
fall.

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