Observation: Girdwood

Location: Crow Pass

Route & General Observations

Took the lower summer trail on the way in due to the sun hitting the peaks above the summer high trail. We noticed newer debris piles hit the upper Crow Pass summer trail, probably from Saturday.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Watched point releases off the rocks as the afternoon sun broke through the clouds.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Warm. Low 40s. Sun on the approach until we branched off towards jewel. Pea soup clouds on jewel gave way to broken clouds and some sun.

Snow surface

Variable. Punchy, wet, wind affect, thin melt freeze crust in the lower moraine. Shark infested waters.


No formal tests were done

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