Observation: Portage / Placer

Location: Byron Glacier

Route & General Observations

Walked in on the paved road to look up Byron Glacier valley to assess avalanche hazard. There are large debris piles from both the north and south slopes that slid during the past storm (and earlier in the winter) in the valley. There is still snow on both sides that could potentially threaten the trail. With sunshine and warm temperatures travel is not recommended on the summer trail.
Also note the large debris pile that forms the “snow caves” when the creek erodes through. These debris caves are very dangerous and could collapse at anytime.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly clear skies
Temperatures in the 40Fs
Light easterly winds.

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