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Recreational Observation

Snoqualmie Pass

Jan. 4, 2016, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Overcast, new snow since overnight and in AM

Snowpack: ~10 inches of 4F to 4F+ snow on top of 4F/1F snow. Did not do comprehensive pit analysis.

Area Description: South aspect where 2nd drainage meets small cliff band, just north of the summer snow lake trail. Elevation was around 3400' (47.4494, -121.4288)

Avalanches: See photo. Tree bomb initiated R1/D1 storm slab release at the top of the cliff, which propagated the length of the cliff. Additional release noted at the bottom of the photo. Aspect was south facing and likely ~40 degrees (but not measured)

Observation by Paul Bongaarts

Latitude: 47.449447

Longitude: -121.428881

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No