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Jan 22, 2022
Took the xc skis up Dan Moller. Turned around below the cabin where the trail crosses numerous avalanche paths. Did not get up to the upper bowl. Snowline appeared to be around 1700’. I was up there yesterday (1/21) during the storm and did not see any avalanche activity. Today I observed avalanche debris in  [ Read More ]
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Jan 10, 2022
Small slab avalanche trigged from below the ridge on upper Fruit Bowl up track.  [ Read More ]
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Jan 9, 2022
Standard route up Troy and to the saddle. We saw multiple crowns along Troy on the NNW aspect. A couple D1 sized storm slab were observed up close, one at about 2500′ on the west aspect with a 4-5in crown that was remotely triggered by previous skiers in the area. Temperature was colder in the  [ Read More ]
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Jan 8, 2022
Standard route up Fish Creek Knob. Cold and windy and parking lot, fairly calm wind on the skin track and in the bowl. Saw the debris from the natural avalanche that was observed and submitted a few days ago.  [ Read More ]
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Jan 5, 2022
Standard rout to bunny toe pass. Recent high winds, cold and dry.  [ Read More ]
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Jan 3, 2022
Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Course. We were targeting recently wind loaded snow at this location. Standard up track from Hilda Meadows to Troy Bowl in the trees. Most of the west/SW trees/glades were wind sheltered but much of Troy bowl and upper slopes were visually scoured/wind loaded.  [ Read More ]
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Jan 1, 2022
We took the standard skin track up and skied 2 lines. The second descent resulted in an avalanche.  [ Read More ]
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Dec 30, 2021
Toured near Mt Troy and False Troy. Our only red flag observed was above 2400′ where we encountered some isolated pockets of stubborn, wind loaded snow from the previous day’s storm. Most notable observation of the day was propagation on the thanksgiving crust sandwich – see snowpack info.  [ Read More ]
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Dec 29, 2021
From the Showboat start we dropped the other side of the ridge. Nothing moving unless you ski cut a convex rollover, then, shooting cracks 50-100′ and 6″-10″ soft slab, which broke up immediately. Not enough mass to shake loose layers beneath the new snow. We skied the shorter Boat Show- skiers right, next, without the  [ Read More ]
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Dec 27, 2021
Under clear skis and calm conditions, the AASL1 class ascended the regular Knob skin track, then at Lower Bunny Toe dug on a 15 deg. slope, ESE aspect, at apx. 2400′ elevation, SH 150cm. We observed CT easy results on the NS/OS interface 10cms down and no propagation. Although non-reactive, we observed small facets at  [ Read More ]