After observing instabilities, we skied lower angle open trees along the ridge.
Jan. 5, 2016, noon PST
Weather: Cloudy with light snow and light wind.
Snowpack: Observed newer storm snow (25-30 cm, presumably fallen since New Years) was weakly bonded to older, settled powder. In lower elevations, we found what appeared to be buried surface hoar (see video).
Area Description: Red Mountain at Salmon La Sac, near Roslyn
Avalanches: Skiing from our high point at approx 5200', N aspect, ski cut a steep slope and was able to trigger a small slab avalanche running the length of the slope in the new snow. It did not propagate across the slope.
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No