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Recreational Observation

Paradise area: Edith Creek, Dead Horse, Glacier Vista

Jan. 14, 2017, 11 a.m. PST

Weather: Clear skies, calm winds 0-3 mph, sunny and hot! Clear skies observed last 2 nights at Mt. Rainier from 3500'.

Snowpack: 1" moist snow on the surface at time of observation. Small sun crust forming on solar aspects. 4mm surface hoar observed on isolated, shaded, and protected NW-N-NE aspects in the NTL band. Sun and predicted rain should hopefully eliminate most this. Mushy snow - bring skin wax!

Area Description: Dead Horse Creek, Paradise Area, Mt. Rainier National Park

Avalanches: none observed

Observation by Michael Madden

Latitude: 46.787775

Longitude: -121.741335

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No