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Recreational Observation

Southwest to south facing slopes below tree line

Dec. 29, 2016, 1:30 p.m. PST

Weather: Overcast skies, no wind, moist snow and graupel turned to rain over the afternoon

Snowpack: A pit on a south facing slope at ~4000' revealed a melt crust from 3-6cm and rain crust from 55-65cm. Rain crust produced clean planar shears in snowpack testing. Old storm snow overlying the rain crust was noticeably lower density than the layer of new storm snow.

Area Description: Kendall knob

Avalanches: No evidence of natural avalanches observed. Test slopes at various locations along the route revealed slab character of storm snow over the rain crust. Small shooting cracks between skis also occurred at various locations throughout the terrain.

Observation by Caleb Bowman

Latitude: 47.427797

Longitude: -121.398497

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No