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Recreational Observation

Big Creek to Fernow

March 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m. PST

Weather: Sunny 25F

Snowpack: Weak layer about 18" down. Failed consistently about CTS 23-25 at the 18" layer. Forecast was for moderate at all elevations, we felt that was about right but we're wary of the pwl.

Area Description: North aspect Fernow

Avalanches: Remote triggered a 150' wide about 3' crown from above and couple hundred feet away on a convex rollover. A large whoomp triggered it. Ran with energy. We had a few more whoomp events in more conservative locations the following days but no avalanches. Solar aspects shedding like crazy as expected throughout warming cycle.

Observation by Zack Jessel

Latitude: 48.168751

Longitude: -120.820086

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No