Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Eaglecrest, west side

Route & General Observations

Squirrel track up, skied the edge of barrel roll down through powder patch on the out.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

~10+' shooting cracks off the skis in the typical upside-down storm snow. Snow on the lower mountain was pasted in with much more constant and higher density, no red flags.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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High winds up to 45kts, 28f on top, >32f at base.


Blowing snow was drifting up to 1' deep predominately on the west/leeward side on the upper mountain. Below the new snow was packed/firm. Did not get anything to move w/ski cuts but avoided any consequential terrain up high.