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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Default Snow cave hazard on Needle Peak

Someone has dug a very large snow cave on the Needle Peak trail. It is about 10' long by 6' wide and about 4' deep. It is right next to the trail and not obvious until you see the entrance on the south side of the cave. The location is roughly 49.576874, -121.136931. Falling through the roof of this structure would possibly result in injury.

When we discovered it, we considered trying to collapse it but the task would have been too time consuming.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the update. Fortunately it may well melt out before much longer.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2015, 04:34 AM
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its still there. the roof seems fairly solid and iced up from inside
there's a pretty large 'vent' tho

very hard to miss not sure how it's a hazard
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 06:00 PM
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Was about to pose for pictures just beyond on the big rock when we noticed the nice skylight right in front of us. Glad it had already caved in or we would possibly have caved it in ourselves. Would have been a big surprise to say the least. Can't miss seeing it being about two feet across. The cave is pretty huge and melting rapidly as of last Saturday. Was big enough for six I'd say. Always a good idea to collapse the roof after vacating in such a busy area especially.


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