Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Stewart

Route & General Observations

Toured around on Fish Creek Knob, Fred Meyer Bowl, Stewart – various aspects and elevations. NE winds. Significant, active wind transport above ~2800.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Noted significant whumphs on fresh wind slabs at apx. 3200 ft, cross loaded NW aspect above Fred Meyer Bowl.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sun, snow, wind.

Snow surface

Wind scoured/loaded on some higher slopes. Lower slopes quite nice. Much cold smoke to be enjoyed.