Recreational Observation

Skinned up from Yodelin Parking to saddle and dug pits. Skied timber and shrubs down.

Jan. 18, 2016, 6 p.m. PST

Weather: Broken Skies all day. Good Visibility. Light winds shifting to East. No precip. Below freezing all day.

Snowpack: On N facing Slopes, both Jan 3 and Jan 11 SH layers are present. Jan 11 is under a light crust and very subtle. Jan 3 is thicker but collapsed. HS 280cm. CTM RP Q2 @260, CTM SC Q2@ 230 cm (Jan 11 SH), and CTM SC Q1 @ 195 cm (Jan 3 SH). ETC N, after the test ended I put my shovel behind it and the whole column sheared SP. The slope angle for our pit was about 20 degrees. Likely an ETC on steeper terrain would propagate during the test.

Area Description: Yodelin N Facing Trees.

Avalanches: Saw small storm slabs and loose snow avalanches on the S Face of Lichtenburg. They were widespread on steep terrain.

Observation by Matt Hartman

Latitude: 47.766896

Longitude: -121.059380

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No