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Recreational Observation

Heliotrope ridge trail to 9000' on the Coleman-Deming route and return.

Jan. 7, 2015, 2 p.m. PST

Weather: Sky: Clear Temp: 7 C at 5500', 2 C at 9000'. winds North light to Moderate. Precipitation: No

Snowpack: Supportable crust, wet snow under crust between 5-5500', frozen snow pack above 5500'. About as solid a snow pack possible. Snow never softened on north facing aspects even with above freezing temps and limited sun.

Area Description: North side of Mt Baker

Avalanches: No avalanches seen. Big concern is "slide for life" on steeper north facing aspects.

Observation by Lyle Haugsven

Latitude: 48.772423

Longitude: -121.835941

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No