Recreational Observation

Climbed a south facing rib above Cutthroat Creek and traversed west into a large basin. We experienced significant settling along the route after reaching tree line. We reached the ridge top and traversed a south west aspect to reach lower angled larch glades.

Dec. 22, 2014, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Partly sunny, light winds, temperature in upper 20's.

Snowpack: HS 205cm, CT1 Q2 @65cm. Failure on facets above a crust.

Area Description: North side of Cutthroat Creek on a south west aspect at 6800'

Avalanches: While traveling at ridge line on a southwest aspect at 6800' we triggered two separate avalanches below us on 35 degree slopes. SS AS R2 D2 on the same weak layer identified in the pit.

Observation by CB Thomas

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No