Detailed Observation

Date2019-12-13
LocationValdez
ObserverGareth Brown
AvalancheN

General Observations

Little Odessey, up to 3700,' W through N aspects.  20 F, clear, no wind.  No avalanches, no shooting cracks, no collapsing.

On the west ridge of Little Odessey, above 3000', wind had stripped the surface down to a crust.  Skied north aspect up to 35° and found 1 finger windslab from ridge down to 300' below the ridge.  Below this, the snow became less affected by the wind.  No reaction in the wind slab was observed at this location.  Overall, found good stability in this area.

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