Recreational Observation

The Western Facing slope facing the trail into Cooper, just past the uphill Y in the trail.

Jan. 7, 2018, 11:20 a.m. PST

Weather: Overcast with RS (Mix Rain & Snow) S-1 Very Light Temperature 35 degrees

Snowpack: Snowpack 115cm Snow Stability reported by NWAC Moderate; My Observation: Moderate Snowpit Profile was taken on 30 degree Western facing slope. There is a 1cm ice layer at 110cm, with a compression test this ice layer broke loose with 8 hand taps(ice layer shows signs of propegation) This ice layer presents concern with future snow accumulation. Using the shovel head at the back of the snowpit I found an additional layer of concern at 80cm with a clean break.

Area Description: Cooper Lake 47 degree 24' 14"N. 121 degree 9' 10" W

Avalanches: Evidence of two avalanches on Western facing slopes.

Observation by Stephanie Santeford

Latitude: 47.678680

Longitude: -120.827637

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No