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Eagle Peak - West Peak

RED FLAGS
Wind
Whumpfing sounds or cracks
Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Feb 6, 2021 - 2:00 PM
Reporter(s):
Cameron
Location/Elevation:
Willamette Pass Area / 6400'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
No Precipitation
Wind Direction/Speed:
W / Moderate: 17-25 mph

Written Report:
There were moderate-strong W-WSW winds at Willamette Pass, visibly blowing lots of snow on Saturday (1/7). Diamond Peak had a large cloud of blowing snow off the summit (see attached).

Between Eagle Peak and West Peak, there was evidence of windblown snow and a little cracking on the NE slopes off the ridge in the open trees. Otherwise, no evidence of instabilities. The SW aspect still had some nice skiing in the tree-sheltered areas.

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