Cat track from upper parking lot to Grace Lakes
Jan. 16, 2016, 6:15 p.m. PST
Weather: Snow showers, a few sunbreaks, winds light, temps pretty mild
Snowpack: Fair amount of new snow. Surface snow got denser/wetter as the day went on and it warmed up. Some small rollerballs. The Mountaineers snowshoe class field trip included a demonstration snow pit dug on a roughly NE facing aspect just east of the first Grace Lake. Pit depth about 5' and no sign of any major crusts or PWL. Snow density F at surface to 4f at bottom.
Area Description: Grace Lakes
Avalanches: no signs visible in immediate vicinity. during a clearing about mid-day got a glimpse across to the south side of Skyline ridge and did not see any signs there.
Observation by Brian Carpenter
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No