Recreational Observation

Crossed the west fork of the Methow River and ascended to a high point NE of Driveway Butte.

Dec. 22, 2015, 2 p.m. PST

Weather: Mostly sunny, consistent west wind 5-10 mph

Snowpack: Storm snow, wind slab

Area Description: Above treeline, N aspect, 5840'

Avalanches: Skier triggered wind slab on N facing slope at 5840'. 2 skiers caught, carried ~50 ft. Crown ranged from 6" at trigger point to ~2ft. Unable to determine how far debris ran.

Observation by Adrienne Schaefer

Latitude: 48.680839

Longitude: -120.572891

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes