Recreational Observation

We skied treed slopes generally SW to SE in aspect

March 1, 2018, 3 p.m. PST

Weather: Snowing: S1-S2, 30-32F. Winds calm. Brief clearing later in the day.

Snowpack: While skinning we heard and felt two loud collapses. Pit dug on S aspect at 4500'. No shallow solar crust in this location, but generally found ~20cm deep in others. HS 200cm. 2/13 crust located 65-70cm down. Stability tests: CT4 and CT5 (Q1, SP); ECTP16 and ECTP18; PST 25/END. All failures occurred on thin layer of facets atop slick 2/13 crust. Facets appeared to be slightly rounded at this location. Overlying slab is mostly 1F with 10-20cm 4F newer surface snow. No results on obvious deeper interface (2/5 crust?) located ~40cm below the 2/13 layer.

Area Description: East of Cutthroat Creek drainage

Avalanches: None observed, but poor visibility obscured views across valley to larger avalanche terrain.

Observation by Drewsky None

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No