Detailed Observation

ObserverGareth Brown

General Observations

4/6- 1st tributary glacier to the west of hoodoo glacier up to 5900':  North through east aspects, clear, calm, temperatures in the mid teens.  

Shooting cracks: No

 Collapsing: No

Avalanches: Several small to moderate dry loose observed on north through east aspects.  Dry loose did not trigger any soft slab avalanches.  These were both natural and human triggered.

Above 3000' found 10-20 cms of uncohesive snow that sat on a pencil to knife hard wind board.  Good stability was present, the new snow was uncohesive enough that no slab was present.  The underlying windboard is acting as a stout bedsurface, which promoted moderate sloughging.  Step downs were very unlikely in this location, and would likey require a large cornice or serac fall to initiate.   No new wet loose activity was observed on south aspects, but some older rollers were present.  Pretty minimal activity so far for the 1st week of April. 

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