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Recreational Observation

Skinned up the East Summit and Skied trees, then did several laps on the old ski runs.

Feb. 12, 2017, 7 p.m. PST

Weather: Warm, Overcast, clearing to Scattered clouds. Light to Calm winds from the East. No Precip.

Snowpack: Last weeks rain crust has about 15cm of facets and isolated surface hoar in protected areas. The rain crust is mostly supportive, but will break on steeper angles. Below that the snowpack is rightside up above the 1/29 crust. Snowpack tests did not show signs of propagation at 5,000 N facing pit. Skiing is still good in shady, low angle terrain.

Area Description: Yodelin.

Avalanches: Saw many small Wet-Loose on steep SE-E slopes. Lichtenburg had several large Wet-Loose in steep terrain that could have buried a skier.

Observation by Matt Hartman---Northwest Mountain School

Latitude: 47.743710

Longitude: -121.036377

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No