January 31, 2016


Eagle River – South Fork – Harp & Lynx area

Red flags (obvious signs of instability):

  • None observed


  • Sunny with light SE wind and temps in the 20s (some plumbing observed over higher peaks deeper in the Chugach)

Surface conditions:

  • Generally 3-12″ light, dry snow with exposed windward terrain scoured to old hard wind slab, bare rocks, tundra etc.


Snowpack profiles along ridge between Harp and Lynx:2 bowls pit 1 2 bowls pit 2

Lynx start zone snowpit (4442′, 268 degree West aspect, 33 degree slope, 127cm HS, ECTPV Q2 at 59cm, 13cm 4F facet layer between P hard wind slabs):lynx pit lynx facet sandwich lynx pit view up lynx pit view down lynx pit persistent slab