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Recreational Observation

Skinned up the climber's left side of the Alpental Valley to the base of Draft Dodger ridge at 4500 feet (via big trees)

Dec. 19, 2015, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Overcast skies, calm winds, air temps -3 C

Snowpack: HS between 200 - 26 cm at 4500

Area Description: Alpental Valley above Source Lake - Draft Dodger Ridge

Avalanches: AIARE 2 class observed multiple (4-6) natural avalanches, estimated from 12/18 and early 12/19, storm slabs sizes 1-2 on N, NE, E aspects in steep terrain. We also observed two larger and older (from late 12/17 or early 12/18) crowns and debris piles on the easterly slopes below the tooth, estimated size 2 - 3

Observation by Margaret Wheeler

Latitude: 47.467197

Longitude: -121.468191

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No