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Recreational Observation

Ascend the SW side of Snoqualmie Mt. to the Snot entrance to retrieve gear.

Feb. 4, 2016, 1:40 p.m. PST

Weather: Snowing. Windy at times.

Snowpack: Variable. On the upper mountain there were two distinct layers in play. A thinner layer on top and thicker layer below for a total of 40 cm in places, propagating and running on what appeared to be a sun crust. Also observed minor movement on the rest of the mountain but was easier to manage.

Area Description: 2 avalanches skier triggered while skinning up. 1st slide occurred at N47.45787° W121.41910° (WGS 84). 2nd slide ripped 10 minutes later at N47.45791° W121.41944°. Both were at an elevation of about 5770, near the lower entrance to the Snot.

Avalanches: 1st slide was bigger, with a crown of up to 40 cm deep, approximately 4 meters wide, triggered by another skier ahead of me. I took a flatter route and triggered a small second slide. The slope angle was low enough that the snow moved slowly around me.

Observation by Troy Langley

Latitude: 47.368362

Longitude: -121.410427

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No