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Recreational Observation

Skinned from 3,800 feet to 5,300' and skied laps on N.facing trees, then skied south towards Mill Creek valley.

March 5, 2017, 6 p.m. PST

Weather: Broken skies, sporadic light snow, low winds.

Snowpack: South facing slopes has a slight crust from radiation and cooling at the end of the day. Hand pits showed 85cm of snow bonding to the 2/14 rain crust. There is a layer of rounding facets above the layer. Ski tests on steep slopes produced no results below treeline in open terrain. Ski quality is good above 4,600'.

Area Description: Stevens Pass. 5,300 to 4,000'.

Avalanches: South face of Lichtenburg had several D2 debris piles on steep slopes that were entrained.

Observation by Matt Hartman

Latitude: 47.743710

Longitude: -121.102295

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No