Clearcuts toward Arrowhead SW ridge; poked around lower Henry's Creek. Sounded like a busy control day up at Stevens a drainage west.
Jan. 10, 2018, 7 a.m. PST
Weather: Moderate, but consistent westerly winds, building and transporting snow at all elevations; snowing consistently 5-8 am; ~5" of new snow overnight.
Snowpack: ~5" overnight snow (fist) over a sandwich of rain/melt-freeze crusts (pencil, knife, respectively) that capped saturated snow at 4300'. Small, shallow wind slabs collapsing on 1/5 crust below tree line. Apparent density change in storm snow as westerly flow blew in yesterday. Crusts are suspicious moving forward; not as prevalent >4500'. Still relatively thin cover below 4k'.
Area Description: Arrowhead SW ridge
Avalanches: Storm snow already rinsing off of steep, terrain that had thawed and refrozen. Lots of relic wet activity from the last five days at lower elevations.
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No