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Broken Top / Sisters

Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Three Sisters Area / 7000'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
We spent much of the last week touring between Tam and the South Sister. We intended to move our camp to setup for attempts on the a Middle and North Sisters today, however upon waking and getting a good view of the North Face of Broken Top, it was an easy decision to bail out of our plans.

The wind loading was extremely obvious down to the lower benches of the face at ~7400', and the spindrift we witnessed during the day trended north east off the summit.

At our camp 1/2 mile south of Golden Lake, there was 10-12" of new snow from this storm, and the momentary views we got of the East face of the Middle and North Sisters showed a lot of new snow at elevation.

We observed no natural slide activity, but I imagine with the amount of sun we got on the way out, that likely changed later in the day.