Observation: Other Regions

Location: Dutch Hills

Route & General Observations

Widespread recent avalanches. Observed on all aspects and elevations that I could see (2,000 to 4,500 ft and generally east half of compass). Sizes ranged from small banks to entire faces. Appeared to be confined to the recent storm snow (approximately 35 cm). Light surface rain crust to 3,000 ft.

— Pit —
– Aspect: N
– Elevation: 3,700 ft
– Angle: 30 degrees
– HS: 165 cm

– ECTN22 @ 35 cm on a thin layer that I think was buried surface hoar between soft dense snow snow.
– ECTN26 @ 70 cm No layer or density change identified.
– CT14 Q3 @ 35 cm
– CT23 Q3 @ 70 cm

With the exception of 15 cm of depth hoar at the bottom, the snowpack was generally right side up and composed of dense snow.

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