In the Southern Wallowas we received 2-3 inches of new snow Sunday the 27th. The warm front continued, temperatures rose and we received a light dosage of moisture (.1 in water) in last 48 hours, mainly in the form of rain. Rain/Snow line rose to 8500 ft last night. We went out today and observed numerous active wet loose avalanches and some larger debris from yesterday.
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East Fk Pine
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Numerous small wet loose avalanches and observed occasional larger D2 debris from yesterday (not pictured)
Larger natural avalanches seem to be present on slopes that were holding enough preserved surface snow prior to the rain event. This includes NW, N, NE, and E aspects. The rain saturated the top layer of the snowpack and was able to entrain more snow on these aspects.
Avoided any avalanche terrain and stayed on trail just to get observationsClose