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Apr 26, 2022
Toured up Explorer glacier after seeing the crown from the road. We proceeded with necessary caution. Once past this avalanche we toured up and over Explorer peak to middle glacier. There were other slab avalanches on pretty much all aspects and south facing slopes started to shed at 2:30 PM.  [ Read More ]
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Apr 17, 2022
A couple photos of VERY large cornices over the Byron Glacier Valley. This slope sits right above the popular ‘ice caves’. If one of these cornices came crashing down, it could send debris over the valley floor – far past the ice caves. A big concern for people venturing up the valley this spring. The  [ Read More ]
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Apr 11, 2022
Skookum Valley obs. Noticed snow transport off Carpathian on Sunday. Figured I’d note for those looking to go bigger in the high pressure window. (Portage saw bigger winds compared to the calm Skookum side.) Noticed the beginning of several glide cracks in the valley on a couple aspects. Also looked like some soft and great  [ Read More ]
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Apr 5, 2022
We rode up Squirrel Flats today to get a look at the series of buried weak layers that we have been tracking since the beginning of March. We got mixed test results on the April Fool’s interface as well as the late March surface hoar, with some tests propagating under a large load, and others  [ Read More ]
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Mar 31, 2022
Placer River valley to common squirrel uptrack (north). Overnight at Spencer Bench Cabin.  [ Read More ]