Recreational Observation

Steep valleys along the Worm Flows route on the south side of the mountain. Elevation: above tree line. 4500 feet altitude

March 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m. PST

Weather: Calm clear and upper twenties following a much colder morning with strong winds out of the NE

Snowpack: Shallow fresh wind slabs on steep SE aspects.

Area Description: Mt St Helens.

Avalanches: Two small skier triggered shallow slab/loose wet avalanches. One carried a skier 30 feet down a steep slope. The skier was able to self-rescue.

Observation by Andrew Goodwin

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes