Thank you Mike Mauer of Deschutes County SAR and Jonas Tarlen of Three Sisters Backcountry, Inc. for conducting an incident investigation associated with the avalanche fatality at Paulina Peak on March 30th, 2014. Findings can be found here.
We send our sincere condolences to family and friends of the victim.
Let's all remember that the snowpack is always changing, every moment of every day, for better or for worse, and as we move into the later part of the winter season, we still need to proceed with awareness and caution. It's never a bad time to stop and make an assessment of the snowpack...every little bit of information can help.
Keep an eye out for those natural indicators of instability and if you are seeing something (good, bad, or indifferent) let others know through our observation page here.