Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Blueberry Knoll-Flattop area

Route & General Observations

From Glen Alps PL Skied along base of NE aspect of Blueberry Knoll to investigate recent snowfall from 10/14 storm event. Observed no signs of recent avalanches. Time of obs from 1300-1700.

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Observer Comments

Observed no signs of instability. Post storm event ski tracks on NE aspect of Blueberry Knoll and W aspect of Flattop.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy skies with calm winds, Status layer below in Anchorage Bowl. At 1530 was 28deg

Snow surface

18cm new dry loose snow on top of 27cm old snow surface consisting of MF crust overlying rounds. 2mm surface hoar on surface of new snow No signs of recent wind transport.


Did quick pit on NE aspect of Blueberry knoll at 2500ft. SA = 22deg. Total snow depth =45cm. Top down: 45-44,Fist2mmsurfacehoar; 44-36,Fist,decomposingnewsnow; 36-22,PencilroundsMFcrust; 22-0,1Fingerrounds.
CT12new snow on MF crust. ECTX

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