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Recreational Observation

West Slopes South - South of I-90 to Columbia River

Dec. 13, 2015, 5:16 p.m. PST

Elevation: Near treeline

Aspect: S

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No

Comments: In bounds slide above henskin lake. convex slope, party ruled out skiing due to very reactive snow pack. Skier traversed across top to ski into safer chute, remotely triggered slide at midpoint of pitch. 4-6 inch crown, storm slab. Skier saw slide and cut out of slides path, no incident or burial but if skier got caught would have likely at least partially buried due to terrain trap (creek) at bottom. South facing terrain in Avalanche basin was bottomless blower with excellent stability. Some of the best turns in years.