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Recreational Observation

Camped near 7000' below Burgundy Col. Skied trees down to valley bottom.

Jan. 3, 2018, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Jan 2: Prevalent inversion. High clouds increasing throughout the day. Very light SE winds. Jan 3: Clear skies with light SE winds. Could clearly see wind transporting snow off the top of Silver Star

Snowpack: Widespread wind loading on NW-NE aspects down to nearly 5000'. Windslab was not very reactive but made for very poor skiing conditions. Surface hoar was very prevalent below ~5500'

Area Description: Silver Star Basin

Avalanches: Fresh debris pile on steep rollover section of the Silver Star glacier and another below Burgundy Col were observed Jan 3. Small R1/D1.

Observation by Jack Gavin

Latitude: 48.558761

Longitude: -120.583706

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No