We skied the xc trails at Blewet Pass and summitted a small nub near trail xc 141. We dug a pit to find HS at 50 cm.
Jan. 10, 2016, 2 p.m. PST
Weather: Cloudy with no precipitation or wind.
Snowpack: HS = 50 cm. Boot Pen near pit was 42 cm. (This was surprising) Facets were present in the bottom 26 cm. A melt-freeze crust was found at 26-32 cm. Performed a shovel shear test (STE) to test interface between melt-freeze crust and the 18cm layer of 0.5mm rounded grains above it.
Area Description: 3/4 mile south of Blewett Pass.
Avalanches: Saw evidence a small slab avalanche on a steep embankment along Hwy 97 south of Blewet Pass. Roller balls were seen along the Hwy 97 as well.
Observation by Bradley Gasawski
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No