Skied up road and over to Moonlight. Descended to PCT.
Jan. 20, 2016, 5:26 p.m. PST
Weather: Broken or less cloud cover all day. Temps warmed significantly at 1200pm. No precip.
Snowpack: Windslabs on leeward (NW to NE). Very evident from strong E winds yesterday. Dug a hand pit on a SW aspect to see if any SH from early Jan was present. It was not. snow is rightside up 4f to 1F down 1 meter. Skied a somewhat conservative line in Moonlight (30-35 degrees) and saw no signs instability. Did not did to observe SH on E slope. It was not reactive on steep test slopes below ridgetop. From 4200' and under at 1200pm, warming was evident in the snow pack and in trees.
Area Description: Skyline-Moonlight
Avalanches: None. Evidence of widespread loose dry from Monday on steep slopes (40 degrees estimate).
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No