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Recreational Observation

West Slopes North - Canadian Border to Skagit River

Dec. 31, 2017, 2 p.m. PST

Weather: Clear sky, calm wind, no blowing snow, and no precipitation

Snowpack: Wind-drifts were comprised of 40cm of fist-hard soft snow over the pencil+ hard Dec. 30 rain crust. We observed repeatable Q2 results in compression tests above the Dec 30 crust.

Area Description: Baker backcountry- Bagley Basin: We dug 3 test pits targeting small wind-drifted features at 4300ft on NW-N-NE aspects near tree line.

Observation by Baker Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No