Golden Gate, Skyline Trail
Feb. 7, 2016, 1:58 p.m. PST
Weather: Clear, sunny, warm.
Snowpack: Near treeline (6000-6500) by noon the top 5-10cm of snowpack was significantly affected by the warming and sunshine. Widespread snowballs all day, and active pinwheels by end of day.
Area Description: Mt. Rainier, above Paradise
Avalanches: Saw evidence of high alpine point releases (~8000) by mid morning. Watched a large avalanche below Camp Muir at 2pm.
Observation by Nordic Patrol Denis Du Bois
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No