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Recreational Observation

We skied into Crystal Lake Basin via the King. Then skied the north facing bowl southeast of Crystal Peak. The. Skied the east facing slope south of 3-way, then skied Joes Badass Shoulder. Touched almost every aspect on the compass at most elevations.

March 8, 2019, 5:50 p.m. PST

Weather: Day started with only few clouds and strong solar input. By midday, it was thin overcast and S -1. By 4pm if was S5! Winds were mostly calm or light out of the west. Didn’t take temps but felt colder in the pm.

Snowpack: Did not dig, but 30-40 HST in most places until the end of the day when we found 50+ HST. HST is not well bonded to old snow surface but also very unconsolidated (dry loose - little to no slab). Made skinning difficult on steeper terrain.

Area Description: Backcountry near Crystal Resort.

Avalanches: No new avalanches observed.

Observation by Shane Robinson

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No