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Recreational Observation

West Slopes North - Canadian Border to Skagit River

Jan. 31, 2016, 7:53 p.m. PST

Elevation: Near treeline

Aspect: E

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No

Comments: Small soft slab propogating 30m wide, running 50m vertical to a step in the terrain with a crown depth up to 25cm. This skier triggered slide occurred on a near treeline east facing convex roll onto a 35 degree slope within a storm snow interface 25cm down. We found bonding between storm snow and a moist crust 50cm down that did not react through out the day on slopes up to 42 degrees.