Commonwealth Basin to Cave Ridge and return.
Jan. 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. PST
Weather: Ascended through the murk (4400'->5150') to clear at the top of Cave Ridge (5250'). Winds light and variable. Air temp -6c.
Snowpack: HS 305cm. Surface hoar (SH) up to 1cm covering most aspects above the clouds (5100'), significantly less on southern exposure. 25cm of DF - 1mm diameter, followed by 125cm of 1mm RG to the bottom of the pit at 150cm. Resistance varied from F -> 4F -> 1F -> 4F -> 1F with no identifiable crusts or clearly defined interfaces. observed CTN
Area Description: Clearing at the top of Cave Ridge, northern aspect, 15deg incline.
Avalanches: No avalanches observed. Significant hardening/crust in the trees from tree bombs. Recent rollers up to 30cm below the rocks on S-SW aspects. No activity observed today. Snow surface remained cold/dry/crusty in the area. No running water on the rocks.
Observation by Mike Daly
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No