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Recreational Observation

Mt Hood

Nov. 10, 2015, 10:10 a.m. PST

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Weather: Clear with a west wind

Snowpack: Shallow pack on top of boilerplate with facets above that and 3 layers of more cohesive snow and 2 crust layers variable depths from elbow to shoulder deep. Data gathered on approach above Zig Zag glacier heading towards the South Chamber and traverse over to the West Chamber entrance on Illumination Rock. Data from multiple one hand hasty pits.

Area Description: Start of the West Chamber to Illumination Rock

Avalanches: One avalanche, climber triggered

Observation by Joe Poulton

Latitude: 45.321134

Longitude: -121.684570

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No