Ascend the SW side of Snoqualmie Mt. to the Snot entrance to retrieve gear.
Feb. 4, 2016, 1:40 p.m. PST
Weather: Snowing. Windy at times.
Snowpack: Variable. On the upper mountain there were two distinct layers in play. A thinner layer on top and thicker layer below for a total of 40 cm in places, propagating and running on what appeared to be a sun crust. Also observed minor movement on the rest of the mountain but was easier to manage.
Area Description: 2 avalanches skier triggered while skinning up. 1st slide occurred at N47.45787° W121.41910° (WGS 84). 2nd slide ripped 10 minutes later at N47.45791° W121.41944°. Both were at an elevation of about 5770, near the lower entrance to the Snot.
Avalanches: 1st slide was bigger, with a crown of up to 40 cm deep, approximately 4 meters wide, triggered by another skier ahead of me. I took a flatter route and triggered a small second slide. The slope angle was low enough that the snow moved slowly around me.
Observation by Troy Langley
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No