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Recreational Observation

Up Phantom trees, down Slot, up exit gully, down Phantom trees to lower part of Phantom slide path

Jan. 11, 2017, 10 a.m. PST

Weather: Overcast, light to moderate wind. Clearing towards noon

Snowpack: Light unconsolidated to windslab. Risk mitigation and careful terrain selection were keys to success.

Area Description: Skied the Slot. Storm snow was very reactive on north aspects and in the Slot proper as well as the exit gully. Stepping down from the top ~10-15 cm to 30-45 cms. Very reactive. On the south aspect (Phantom and Phantom trees) far less reactive.

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No