Recreational Observation

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

Latitude: 47.753406

Longitude: -121.047363

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No