Observation: Seward

Location: Near Dale Clemens cabin (Lost Lake)

Route & General Observations

This morning I skied up the Lost Lake winter trail past the Dale Clemens Cabin and dug a pit ~2000ft on a NW aspect 34deg slope. I didn’t observe any red flags around the treeline where I was.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Rain crust at 32cm sudden collapse on CT and ECT. ECT propagated across 3/4 of column on 21. Ski cut some low consequence roll overs on both East and West aspects with no results. The major concern is a rain crust 45cm down in the snow pack. It seems like slides could potentially be triggered on this crust with snowmachines.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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14F/-10C partly cloudy,

Snow surface

surface hoar


Dug snow pit on NW aspect at ~2000ft/610m

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