Climbed out of Mt Hood Meadows HRM lot up Clark Creek Canyon. Skinned to 5800' and descended the ridge due to gusty winds. Skied treed W; SW aspect with ~40cm of low density snow on the supportable rain crust.
Jan. 1, 2017, 1 p.m. PST
Weather: Occasional snow; wind BTL 10-20
Snowpack: Dug a quick pit @5600' on a wind loaded W; SW aspect. Was able to replicate a Q2 failure at CT16 on the rain crust. Little propagation.
Area Description: The ridge between Clark Creek and Newton Creek
Observation by Andrew Osborn
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No