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Recreational Observation

2,900-6,000ft, SW-W-N, SE

March 6, 2018, 3 p.m. PST

Weather: Clear and calm. Relatively strong sun affects. Few clouds by PM

Snowpack: Generally shallower than at the top of the pass. HS 150-220cm. West aspects saw sun affects on surface by afternoon. Found 2/23 facets w/o crust. Did not find 2/13 facets. Good skiing At 5,900ft on West, wind affected slope: HS 190cm Down 43cm, Test results: sudden (CTM (SP)) but no propagation (ECTN15) on 1.0mm rounding facets (Feb, 23) Down 55cm P hard crust Down 70CM Variable test results (CTH (SC & BRK)) on 10.-2.0mm facets mixed w/ polycrystals

Area Description: East side of Stevens Pass

Avalanches: Saw natural rollerballs and a few very small loose wet avalanches on SE. We triggered 2-3 very small (D1) loose wet slides on steep (40*) west slope around 14:00. They only ran ~50ft and did not entrain much snow.

Observation by Josh Hirshberg

Latitude: 47.757452

Longitude: -120.967119

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No