Observation: Summit

Location: Magic Forest (Little Japan)

Route & General Observations

Evening skin up from highway for a couple laps in the trees. Got up to around 400′-500′ above the parking lot (1750′ elevation).

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

Skinning around 1700' in a sheltered area and felt 4-5 small whumpfs. The whumpfs were failing in the top foot of the snow on persistent layers. On my second lap I went up a different way and didn't feel another one. Skiing was pretty good in the mellow terrain!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear and cool...great sunset! Little bit of wind in the parking lot, but calm in the trees.