Recreational Observation

Lower angle terrain, moderate tree cover, ascended just past 4th bridge

March 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. PST

Weather: sunny, overcast, snowing, variable

Snowpack: 82 cm of snow on top of solid melt-freeze snow. Ski penetration was 15 cm, boot penetration was 50 cm. Top 40 cm slid on shovel tilt test, Q2. This was all the snow from the recent storm cycle. Density of snow increased with depth, right-side up. Some wind slabs near ridge top. Lower snow pack well bonded to M/F snow. Surface snow was fairly moist snow and it was cohesive. Skiing was ok...plowing the Cascade potatoes.

Area Description: climbed onto Mazama Ridge, just east of Edith's Rib

Avalanches: Saw numerous small wet loose releases on steeper slopes, either from rock faces or trees releasing snow. Resulted in roller balls

Observation by Paul Przybylowicz

Latitude: 46.790622

Longitude: -121.719804

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No