East Slopes North - Canadian Border to Lake Chelan
Jan. 18, 2016, 1 p.m. PST
Weather: High pressure and near freezing temps in morning with insolation effects, cooling with cloud cover by midday.
Snowpack: Two layers of concern found, a storm slab from recent snow over the weekend, and buried surface hoar above early Jan crust. - Storm slab from new 1/16-1/17 snow with slight insolation crust on surface, 30cm, easy CT7, Q2 resistant planar, ECTN. - Buried surface hoar above hard (P/K) crust, 60cm, moderate CT13, Q2 RP, ECTN. Non-standardized tests on extended column suggest some potential for propagation. 4mm intact buried surface hoar at WL.
Area Description: Washington Pass area, 6100ft, SSE aspect
Observation by Zachary Winters
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No