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Recreational Observation

Up the phantom slide path until skinning became difficult, then booting. Out the exit gully to the phantom again.

Dec. 31, 2017, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Fog until the upper face.

Snowpack: Dust on mostly supportive (booting) rain crust. About 3-5" of powder in wind-protected areas. Snow was okay for booting in phantom and exit gully but firm. Slot entrance pitch was very icy. This and the other crusts which are widespread present a danger of out of control falls on foot or on skis.

Area Description: Slot couloir

Avalanches: Some isolated wind slabs in alpine: Midway down slot, triggered r1-d1 slab on skiers left hanging face which ran 400'.

Latitude: 47.459084

Longitude: -121.418581

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No