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Recreational Observation

Stevens Pass

Dec. 4, 2015, 9:15 a.m. PST

Elevation: Below treeline

Aspect: E

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No

Comments: I dug a quick pit at the top of the Skyline Lift at Stevens Pass this morning, in a relatively wind-protected area. I was unable to get the persistent weak layer to fail during a full compression test, but experienced significant wumphing on the way up, and the way down (which was disconcerning). We identified the primary risk to be wet loose snow avalanches, and we selected terrain and skied accordingly.