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Recreational Observation

NE-N facing slopes up to 35d

March 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m. PST

Weather: Overcast with occasional blue holes and skiffs of light snow, no accumulation or meaningful wind. Temps below freezing but with some greenhousing causing surface warming.

Snowpack: 15cm low density new snow over stout sun crust. Very few isolated wind slabs 3-4" at ridgetop which were stubborn and not a concern. Some sluffing on steep terrain but not entraining much snow. Evidence of significant warming 3-4 days ago with massive pinwheels sitting about. Good riding conditions with no active avalanche concerns. Plenty of snow available for wind transport.

Area Description: Tom Dick and Harry mountain

Avalanches: None observed. Problem 1: Warming, did't reach active levels today. 2: Cornices, some quite large. 3. Wind slab: Small, isolated, stubborn. 4: Storm slab: Non-issue.

Observation by Patrick Fink

Latitude: 45.291276

Longitude: -121.796708

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No