Recreational Observation


Jan. 23, 2019, 5 p.m. PST

Weather: Low level clouds developed in valley floors, sky's clear above 5000'

Snowpack: Deep snow pack with snow dunes developed on leeward side of mountain saddles. Above tree line, Snow has thick crustal layer from warmer temperatures which has re-melted.

Area Description: Elk mountain, hurricane ridge, Mt Olympus.

Avalanches: Few medium to small avalanches on northern faces, mostly on high angle slopes. Blue glacier has multiple large avalanches

Observation by Justin Wallman

Latitude: 47.806934

Longitude: -123.598412

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No