Recreational Observation

Union Gap

March 4, 2017, noon PST

Weather: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy; few scattered flakes late in the day.

Snowpack: 30-50 cm new overnight snow. Right side up and very stable. Even though skiing wasn't as good on S aspects in the sun, the snow stayed put underfoot.

Area Description: Union Gap

Avalanches: From US2 after 16:00 we noticed 2-3 instances of very small, isolated, shallow sluffs initiated by tree or rock point releases in the sun. Even 10+ snowmobiles playing above Smith Brook hadn't kicked off anything.

Observation by Denis DuBois

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No