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Recreational Observation

Skied N-Facing slopes to highway and S-facing slops to Mill creek. Kept the slope angle in open terrain around 30 degrees, steeper in the trees.

Feb. 7, 2017, 6 p.m. PST

Weather: Skies becoming overcast, L-M East wind, no precip.

Snowpack: Dug a pit on a S- aspect at 5,700'. Snow pack is about 1 meter of storm snow above the 1/29 crust. It is settling and becoming more cohesive and mostly rightside up. An ETC test propagated clean and fast on the crust and facets above it (ETC 26 P down 100cm). It was a sudden fracture and was not reactive in compression tests.

Area Description: Stevens Pass Resort BC

Avalanches: None. No cracks or whumphs in the terrain we selected. The South Face of Lichtenburg had a D2 Slab release on S.Facing steep slopes that we saw from afar.

Observation by Matt Hartman

Latitude: 47.777636

Longitude: -121.069336

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No