Ascended a well traveled skin track up the Bullion Basin Trail. Then turned south into a NE facing bowl below point 6479'. In this area the new snow was over a firm crust. Descended a NW 40 degree slope @ 6300'.
Jan. 9, 2017, 1:10 p.m. PST
Weather: Light to Moderate snowfall with light ENE winds. An additional 5cm throughout the day.
Snowpack: SW 25 degree slope @5400', HS 154cm, CTE RP 15cm down. NE 30 degree slope @ 6200' HS 140cm, CTM RP 29cm down, ECTX @ the same location. On the ground was 5cm of 2.5mm basal facets but showed bonding and stability on this large column.
Area Description: Bullion Basin NE and NW Slopes
Avalanches: None observed while on descent of a 40 degree NW slope. Loose dry snow releases from turns and no storm slabs observed.
Observation by Jere Burrell
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No