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Recreational Observation

Skied generally protected lower angled treed slopes on an ESE aspect

March 2, 2018, 2 p.m. PST

Weather: S1-2. 30F steady. Winds calm

Snowpack: At ~6000" HS 390cm (compare to 200cm at 4500" on a similar aspect nearby). No obvious windloading in relatively protected zone. 2/13 crust was located 115cm below surface in this area. Easy shovel shears on this interface, as well as CT15 and CT28, SP Q1 shear. CT also showed fracture with Q1 shear on an interface at ~70m below surface. ECTNx2 on 2/13 crust. In this location there was no shallow solar crust. PST was also non-reactive on 2/13 crust: PST100/END. There was a weak interface 30cm down in the newer storm snow that failed consistently but didn't propagate. New surface snow (~30-40cm) was upside-down and forming a shallow slab that was somewhat non-reactive.

Area Description: E of Cutthroat Creek drainage

Avalanches: None observed

Observation by Drewsky P

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No