East Slopes Central - Lake Chelan to South of I-90
Jan. 3, 2019, 4 p.m. PST
Weather: Sky obscured, Fog, wind out of the west estimated 35mph, on ridge, ~ 5-10 variable below ridge on east side. temperature above freezing. Light mist /rain.
Snowpack: HS 115, rain crust on surface ( diminishes at lower elevations), colder less consolidated snow below. Shovel shear revealed a distinct weak layer at 15cm, and several shear surfaces further down but not as reactive. CT 22 Q 1 on that 15cm surface. The deep buried facets seemed less reactive, but the ground snow interface was much more pronounced, but un reactive in my testing.........but clearly represent a weak layer.
Area Description: Mission Peak~6500 NE aspect just off east side of mission ridge proper.
Observation by Jamie Tackman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No