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Recreational Observation

White Chuck to the Straight Glacier (Stujack)

March 17, 2019, 2 p.m. PST

Weather: Clear and sunny with a light breeze. Very warm temps that felt uncomfortable in the sun.

Snowpack: Wet snow surface on all elevations and aspects except steep north in the high alpine. Many rollorballs notes from the previous day but we saw limited activity during our travels. Had to bail on our objective in the early afternoon due to the overhead hazard posed by even wet loose avalanches. Likely to see additional activity in the area after we left and later this week with the extended warming cycle.

Area Description: Mount Pugh off the Mountain Loop Highway

Avalanches: Several smaller D1-D1.5 wet loose slides and many roller balls had slid into the chute previously, likely on 3/16.

Observation by Rusty M

Latitude: 48.153161

Longitude: -121.378521

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No