Recreational Observation

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

Latitude: 47.284835

Longitude: -120.440049

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No