Skied up road and down South-SW facing shots back to up track when ski quality was reduced due to crust formation from the past 24 hours.
Jan. 23, 2016, 5:26 p.m. PST
Weather: Sky: Overcast, Wind: C, Precip: S1 to S-1 all day.
Snowpack: Dug a test pit on a SW slope (35-40 degree angle). HS: 265cm. Problem Layer is from 245cm to 215cm down and is 4F rounding facets. It is in between 1F rounds on both sides. CTH RP Q2 (above and below layer failed on two steps simultaneously). ETC N 25 (propagated across two thirds of the column above at 245cm). The crust at surface is breakable and is lessening impact on the layer but not capping it. Hazard rating for the day seemed spot on.
Area Description: Skyline Ridge
Avalanches: Evidence of widespread wet loose from last 24-48 hours. Most were triggered by tree bombs.
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No