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Recreational Observation

Hiked up the south west aspect of West Goat Mountain. Skied SW face return to car.

Jan. 8, 2015, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Sky: Scattered clouds Precipitation: NO Wind: Calm to light from the East. Temperature: 4.5 C at 4000', 7 C at 6725'

Snowpack: HS at 4000' about 40CM soft wet snow. Supportable crust formed at about 5000' with a 2-5cm soft sun warmed surface.

Area Description: Mt Baker Backcountry/Goat Mountain

Avalanches: D2.5 wet slab on southwest aspect starting at approx 6500' running to about 5000' probably form rain earlier in the week. No active avalanching observed during tour.

Observation by Lyle Haugsven

Latitude: 48.922950

Longitude: -121.650581

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No