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Recreational Observation

Skinning up to the "mainline chute" of the Kendall Chutes (approached via skiing Commonwealth Basin and Sterling Direct)

Dec. 31, 2015, noon PST

Weather: Clear, cold and windy.

Snowpack: Mostly dry, unconsolidated power, which some subtle crusts in some places, and some new shallow wind-affected/windslab in others (lee slopes near ridgelines).

Area Description: North facing slopes of the ridge above Kendall Lakes (Kendall Chutes)

Avalanches: While skinning up to the "Mainline Chute" I set off a very small wind-deposited slab which propagated above me into a small, shallow dry/slab windslab avalanche that carried me about 50-100 feet with no burial or injury.

Latitude: 47.438366

Longitude: -121.379786

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes