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Recreational Observation

Standard approach to area through Kendall clear cut, then high traverse in above Lakes. Skied trees in south facing basin after snow pack assessment near start of north facing couloir.

March 5, 2017, 11 a.m. PST

Weather: Below freezing, light winds, mix of sun and clouds. Some light snow and graupel on and off.

Snowpack: Dug pit to below 2/14 crust on Northeast aspect near the start of steep slope at 5500'. ECT-P-10 @ 16", Q3. ECT-P-14 @ 30 inches, Q1.

Area Description: Ridge dividing Kendall's NE Cirque (Silver Creek Drainage, aka Adventure Zone) and basin above east-most of the Kendall Peak Lakes.

Avalanches: D1, 100' long x ~24" high crown. Slab ran 400 vertical ft on clean bed. South facing slope in basin above east-most of the Kendall Peaks Lakes. Fracture was ~10 vertical feet below ridge and started at established skin track while party was in skin track. Skin track saw heavy use, 12 to 15 traverses by various parties, over a 1 to 2 hour period without event while various parties contemplated drops into the Silver Creek drainage.

Observation by Antonio Jenkins

Latitude: 47.438328

Longitude: -121.379485

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No