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Recreational Observation

Snoqualmie Pass

March 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m. PST

Weather: Sunny. Light to calm winds.

Snowpack: Pit to the ground at Windy Pass at about 13:30. NW aspect of a little rollover to expedite digging. Height of snow ~280-290 cm. Most notable feature was the large quantity of soft, wet 1F or softer snow in the top 150 cm. Pit photo enhanced to show structure, 5cm probe markings. CTH ~30 cm down. Initiated in an ECT on the same hard tap but did not propagate. 3-6mm dusting of graupel present at all elevations. It may have survived Sunday afternoon on shaded aspects.

Area Description: Windy Pass environs

Avalanches: Prominent crown on one of the eastern gullies of the S side of Granite. Toe of the combined slide path appears to have made it almost to the road this year. Shallow recent slides, perhaps from Sunday morning, on the E aspect of Humpback, close to Abiel, initiating from smooth rock slabs. The usual glide cracks, visible from I-90, are present, too.

Observation by Charlie Hagedorn

Latitude: 47.375565

Longitude: -121.449534

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No