Recreational Observation

Skinned up the northeast ridge of Elk Meadows. Skied down the southest face of Elk Mountain

March 10, 2019, 10 a.m. PST

Weather: To forecast. Sunny. Started cold and warmed up. Windy on ridge.

Snowpack: New snow on settled snow. Southern aspects were starting to feel the effects of two days of sun. Minimal signs of loose wet before noon.

Area Description: This was on the NE aspect of Elk Mountain. Near 5520ft in elevation. The specific area of the incident is treed but they are all dead.

Avalanches: Avalanche started on a rollover that was near 35 degrees. Crown was about 1 foot deep and propagated 90 ft. What is not in the picture, is debris went down about 180ft down the northeast slope of Elk Mountain. From viewing avalanche bed, there looked to be surface hoar on a slight crust. Likely happened on 3/9/19.

Observation by Jack Dwyer

Latitude: 45.282668

Longitude: -121.662256

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No