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Recreational Observation

Mt Hood

March 14, 2016, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Snowing and windy on ridge

Snowpack: 1.5-3 ft of fresh powder

Area Description: Trees in Newton Canyon

Avalanches: Set off numerous small slides (3-10 inch crown, 20-30 ft wide, 25-40 length) with ski cuts on convex features. Numerous hand pits showed easy failure at 3-4 inches. Could be problematic if buried by a lot of snow overnight.

Observation by Ron Martin

Latitude: 45.347455

Longitude: -121.646333

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No