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Recreational Observation

Established skin track to Source Lake. Toured up directly from Lake to Pineapple Basin and up to Pineapple Pass.

March 16, 2019, 6:39 p.m. PST

Weather: sunny with very thin clouds

Snowpack: 6-12" of powder in the shaded regions, but 2-3" of sometimes punchy sun crust over powder anywhere that gets decent solar input, i.e., all but N aspects

Area Description: Pineapple Basin

Avalanches: Small to medium-sized snow clumps - not quite cornices per se - dropping from ridgeline to looker's right of Pineapple Basin. Activity started immediately after the morning sun hit the top of the ridge W/NW of The Tooth and continued throughout the day. Evidence of larger instability in the days since the mid-week storm, including numerous areas where small wet-loose slides have been kicked off by snow sliding of ridge-tops. IMO, it would be wise to avoid travel right underneath such features.

Observation by Patrick Mauro

Latitude: 47.378982

Longitude: -121.374780

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No