Recreational Observation

herman saddle traditional approach

Dec. 12, 2015, noon PST

Weather: snowing heavily- steady S winds down bagley canyon- switching to gusting N winds in upper bagley basin and at herman saddle

Snowpack: crust on E facing slopes, wind scoured N slopes with dense wind blown on S and SE, gullies loaded. Looking over herman saddle, heavily loaded to chain lakes area

Area Description: bagley basin to herman saddle- E- SE aspects

Avalanches: 4-6" wind slabs breaking on S and SE rollovers

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No