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Recreational Observation

Entered high around Timberline Lodge, then shredded moraines into the confluence of the canyon.

Jan. 10, 2016, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Weather was bluebird, light east winds on top of the ridges, -1 C for the day time high. Solar warming was present, but not very intense. Only steep slopes facing the sun got the direct input.

Area Description: White River canyon tour.

Avalanches: We noted one, D 1.5-2 size, wet loose slide higher in the canyon (East Asp, ~7500', and is a repeat offender. This slope is steep and gets the first-late morning sun.) This was the only action we saw in the canyon for the day. Of note: Saturdays storm changed to light rain in the afternoon below ~6000'. When we skied down into the confluence of the canyon around (~5300) on Sunday, there was numerous, D1, wet loose slides everywhere. The debris and surrounding surface snow was frozen solid, so I would assume these slides were from the previous afternoon. There was also a bunch of pin-wheel/roller-ball action on most surfaces. With the newer snow coming in this week, I'd be carful with this frozen chunder thats getting lightly buried. It looked horrible to ski over. Watch those knees! Geoff Lodge AIARE 3-Oregon Ski Guides

Observation by Geoff Lodge

Latitude: 45.324262

Longitude: -121.691411

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No