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Recreational Observation

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

Latitude: 47.759551

Longitude: -121.089935

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No