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Recreational Observation

Ascended S. facing sparsely treed ridge to summit . N.E slope slab and wind affected snow . Descended S.- S.W. aspect. 7500'-5500'

Jan. 15, 2017, 2:33 p.m. PST

Weather: Sunny , calm , distant clouds to S.W. 30 deg.

Snowpack: 7500' elev. , slab and wind affected on N.E. aspect. S-SW aspect ,wet surface lt. crust in shade over 6 - 12 " soft warming dense powder, wide spread surface hoar lower and in shaded non wind affected areas. Protected N. or shaded aspects holding powder.

Area Description: Wa. Pass region . 7500 ' peak .

Avalanches: Multiple point releases on S. W. faceing aspect in cutthroat 2nd bowl. Triggered from rock face warming , shedding , propagated at base of cliffs and snowpack interface, R1D2 , crossing Heli. skiers exit tracks. All tracks accounted for from my vantage pt. 250 ' ish run , 100 ' ish wide at deposition toes. Was unable to tell how deep from my distance across basin .

Observation by SKIER-X

Latitude: 48.531389

Longitude: -120.676369

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No