Detailed Observation

Date2019-03-21
LocationEastern Alaska Range
ObserverJames Smith
AvalancheN

General Observations

Checked out conditions near the College Glacier today. It was warm! Didn't check the thermometer, but certainly above freezing. Noted some newer point releases on steep solar aspects.

Up at 5500ft on the glacier, snow was deep, 245cm. However, the whole area seems to have a variable 3-5cm thick, melt freeze crust with seemingly bottomless facets underneath. Didn't perform any snowpack assessments today.

Also noted a few bigger sized slab avalanches ranging from North to Northeast aspects. 

 

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