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Recreational Observation

Golden Gate, Skyline Trail

Feb. 7, 2016, 1:58 p.m. PST

Weather: Clear, sunny, warm.

Snowpack: Near treeline (6000-6500) by noon the top 5-10cm of snowpack was significantly affected by the warming and sunshine. Widespread snowballs all day, and active pinwheels by end of day.

Area Description: Mt. Rainier, above Paradise

Avalanches: Saw evidence of high alpine point releases (~8000) by mid morning. Watched a large avalanche below Camp Muir at 2pm.

Observation by Nordic Patrol Denis Du Bois

Latitude: 46.799403

Longitude: -121.719675

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No