Skied North Facing bowls from 7300-550'.
March 8, 2018, 8:23 a.m. PST
Weather: Temps just above freezing, Light west winds, increasing cloud cover.
Snowpack: The early Feb crust is down 85cm. On a W-NW aspect, pit results from compression and deep tap tests showed hard results with resistant planar shears below the crust on facets. Above the crust is decomposing fragments and rounding facets that are rightside up and well bonded. Ect tests showed propagation was unlikely in our location. Snow structure in the area is variable as are snow depths. The early Feb crust is present and would likely take a big trigger or thin spot to propagate. We skied bowls up to 35 degrees with no results where the terrain was planar and snowpack looked thick.
Area Description: Icicle Creek Canyon. This is information from March 7.
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No