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Recreational Observation

Upper Alpental parking lot to Source lake, then up and traverse back under Bryant Peak to Great Scott Bowl.

Feb. 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. PST

Weather: 32 at the parking lot, mid 20's in the bowl.

Snowpack: 15-20cm of fresh snow sitting on top of a 5cm think ice crust. Crust was too thick to cut through with a shovel and couldn't be penetrated with a probe. Didn't have a snow saw, but used an ice axe to chop a pit. Without a clean cut upper wall, didn't perform a shovel shear test or extended column. Did a few CT tests on the top layer and found repeatable result of CT21, Q2. Slope angle was 25 degrees and snow temp was 23 degrees.

Area Description: Great Scott Bowl/Pineapple Pass.

Avalanches: None. Also no hollow sounds or whumping from the snowpack and no visible cracks.

Observation by Matthew Cramer

Latitude: 47.418796

Longitude: -121.409912

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No