Up Commonwealth creek and SW Rib of Red Mountain. Turned around when we found questionable stability above a long 40 degree gully we intended to cross.
Feb. 1, 2016, noon PST
Weather: ~32F, mostly cloudy, occasional snow flurries
Snowpack: 10-50cm of storm snow on top of rain crust. CT16 Q3 10cm above rain crust on a graupel layer. Storm snow appeared well bonded to rain crust.
Area Description: SW flank of Red Mountain @ 5000'
Observation by Kyle Miller
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No