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Recreational Observation

Up to Skyline Lake and then to Skyline Ridge. Over to second antennae and down rib West of Moonlight Bowl. Fairly conservative in our terrain choices.

Jan. 19, 2015, 6:25 p.m. PST

Weather: 10:30 am sky overcast, winds L-NNW, Airtemp 27.4F, snowing lightly (S-1).

Snowpack: @ 5300 NE HS 155cm, 45 cm to 1cm crust, then 10 cm to .5 cm crust. CTM's down 46 cm SC-Q2 under 1 cm crust. ECTH SC-Q2 down 46 on rimed needles. Pit results were less conclusive than moving observations, which included multiple collapses at 5050-5100 in trees on SSW slopes. Skiing was good above 4500 and very heavy below. Curious to see what others found under the two thin bottom crusts, which were the most reactive layers. On Saturday things seemed more reactive at 4900 ' 2 inches above the thick, Jan 15 crust now down 58 cm, but never propagated more than a ski length or two. We skied this section again today, with no results, including on poorly supported test slopes.

Area Description: Skyline Ridge - Moonlight Bowl

Avalanches: None observed.

Observation by John & Olivia Race

Latitude: 47.759836

Longitude: -121.093733

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No