Dec. 14, 2016, 12:30 p.m. PST
Weather: Mostly sunny, E winds 10-20mph, air temp around 5 degrees F.
Snowpack: HS 120-140cm at 6400', NE aspect. Surface form was 2-3 mm PPsd, and some SH (widespread SH between 3,000 and 5,000'). Top 20cm was F hard PP/DF, next 20cm was 4F DF's, and rest of pit was 1F sintering DF and rounds. There was no PWL observed. CTM BRK (x2) @ 25-30 cm's down.
Area Description: East Bowl of Rock Mountain
Avalanches: Observed old (24-48 hour) shallow (10-20cm) wind slab crowns, D1's. Rapidly building, shallow, sensitive wind slab in lee areas. Many loose dry D1's in steep terrain.
Observation by Dan Veenhuizen
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No