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Recreational Observation

3-way peak environs and the King via Crystal resort.

Nov. 25, 2016, 4 p.m. PST

Weather: Cloudy with poor vis and very light snow snow showers all day. Winds increased from very light to light with moderate gusts.

Snowpack: Mostly a thick and supportive northwest base. HS averaging 125 can above 6000' with deeper pockets and some bare wind blown knobs. Isolated pockets of wind slab in loaded and leeward aspects along ridges, but a fair bit of variability. Much more present on the king than 3-way.

Area Description: Ski the backcountry of south of crystal ski area and then worked up to the king and down the north aspect. Skied three runs of northerly aspect in the 7000-5800 range.

Avalanches: D1.5 skier triggered wind slab with an approximate 12" crown the propagated 20m wide and ran fast full length of about 100m in vertical length.

Observation by Shane Robinson

Latitude: 46.916617

Longitude: -121.501381

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No