Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Mt. Baldy, Eagle River

Route & General Observations

In the Alpine Front Range of Eagle River / Mt. Baldy:
-accumulations of around 4″ of snow (between 0-6″ depending on wind patterns)
-widespread drifting
-large facets at ground interface (1-2″ thick)
-cracking of snow drifts (5″ – 12″ deep) , extending up to 5′ out


Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

-Shooting cracks where snow has drifted and formed slabs