Heliotrope ridge trail to 9000' on the Coleman-Deming route and return.
Jan. 7, 2015, 2 p.m. PST
Weather: Sky: Clear Temp: 7 C at 5500', 2 C at 9000'. winds North light to Moderate. Precipitation: No
Snowpack: Supportable crust, wet snow under crust between 5-5500', frozen snow pack above 5500'. About as solid a snow pack possible. Snow never softened on north facing aspects even with above freezing temps and limited sun.
Area Description: North side of Mt Baker
Avalanches: No avalanches seen. Big concern is "slide for life" on steeper north facing aspects.
Observation by Lyle Haugsven
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No