We were skinning/snowshoeing up to Snow lake between noon and 4:30 PM on January 1, 2019 and observed several areas of recent avalanche activity through the afternoon. We did not trigger any slides or witness any active slides.
Jan. 1, 2019, 1 p.m. PST
Weather: Partly sunny
Snowpack: We did not dig into the snow pack but skiing was a shallow layer of dense powder on a a crust.
Area Description: Snow Lake Trail/Apental Area
Avalanches: Observed a large wet avalanche debris field on West facing slope at 3600'. I would guess this slide occurred on Saturday as the debris was covered by a think layer of snow. The debris was frozen and made travel difficult.
Observation by Brett Carlile
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No