Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy

Route & General Observations

Heavy new snow from Thursday night/Friday. Observed natural avalanches on showboat ridge. Made a plan for mellow terrain given new snow on crust.

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?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Avalanches. Warming.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Milk cartoon visibility. Light snow or no precipitation. Light winds.

Snow surface

Smooth heavy new snow


Noticed interfaces at 10 cm, 40 cm and significant crust (5cm) at ~80 cm. Dug on the roll between the two bowling alley runs off the Troy saddle.

ECT P at 18. 40 cm down.
34 degree west facing slope.