The Western Facing slope facing the trail into Cooper, just past the uphill Y in the trail.
Jan. 7, 2018, 11:20 a.m. PST
Weather: Overcast with RS (Mix Rain & Snow) S-1 Very Light Temperature 35 degrees
Snowpack: Snowpack 115cm Snow Stability reported by NWAC Moderate; My Observation: Moderate Snowpit Profile was taken on 30 degree Western facing slope. There is a 1cm ice layer at 110cm, with a compression test this ice layer broke loose with 8 hand taps(ice layer shows signs of propegation) This ice layer presents concern with future snow accumulation. Using the shovel head at the back of the snowpit I found an additional layer of concern at 80cm with a clean break.
Area Description: Cooper Lake 47 degree 24' 14"N. 121 degree 9' 10" W
Avalanches: Evidence of two avalanches on Western facing slopes.
Observation by Stephanie Santeford
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No