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Recreational Observation

summer trail route

Nov. 26, 2016, 11 a.m. PST

Weather: Cloudy, some snow showers, fairly warm

Snowpack: 1cm thick ice crust on top of the snow, then unconsolidated snow under that for about 2-3'. Was busy setting route marker poles so did not have time to look at the new snow falling on the ice crust. When breaking trail in snowshoes I would break through the ice crust and sink into the unconsolidated snow underneath.

Area Description: Nisqually Vista trail near Paradise

Avalanches: none

Observation by Brian Carpenter

Latitude: 46.786618

Longitude: -121.744141

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No