Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Troy

Route & General Observations

Troy via eaglecrest. Observed unstable snow w instability increasing through the day. Low density new snow: one of us caught a ski on a buried tree: hidden obstacles still accessible under light snow!

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Observed small point releases. Hand pits failed before blocks could be isolated. Sluffs started propagating on test slopes in the later afternoon. One test slope propagated the full length, 20-30 yards across. Saw remote triggers as well.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Low density new snow

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