Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Portage to Whittier area

Route & General Observations

We drove through Portage and into Whittier yesterday and saw many naturally occurring wet loose avalanches. Some of these ran quite far. Also, we had a few photos passed to us by former forecaster Graham Predeger who happened to be on the water in Shotgun Cove. A few larger slabs were triggered by wet loose sluffs and one looks to have been triggered by a snowmachiner. These occurred today, Saturday, April 15, 2023.

These areas saw 1-2′ of new snow on Friday (4.14). The sunshine today warmed the new snow to the point it just started sluffing off the mountainsides around noon to 5pm, and even later.

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

Many wet loose avalanches with some slabs.

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