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Eastern Sierra Avalanche Advisory - 12/12/17

Bottom Line:

Old, stubborn, wind-deposited slabs that lie on top of weak sugary snow will be the primary avalanche concern through Wednesday. These persistent slabs can be found in areas that favored wind loading last week such as the down wind side of ridges and on leeward slopes at mid and upper elevations. Natural avalanches will be unlikely, but human triggered avalanches remain possible. You can often trigger these slabs where the snowpack is shallower or where the overlying slab is thinner. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully.

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