Dec. 22, 2016, 11 a.m. PST
Weather: Mid 20s. Sunny in AM and partly cloudy in pm. Zero wind
Snowpack: 3cm of light snow on a breakable 4 cm rain crust. Under crust 10cm of light snow above a thin 1finger crust on top of 1fist firmness snow. Performed a somewhat hasty ECT on North aspect at 4400 feet with no propagation. After really laying into was able to get movement on the thin crust below light snow, but did not propagate across column.
Area Description: Alpental Valley/Snow Lake Divide
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No