Recreational Observation

dropped from ridge on S side of Herman onto W

Jan. 11, 2017, 1:22 p.m. PST

Weather: clear, still; slightly warming

Snowpack: Stiff windpack above treeline, dry powder below; 12'' stiff wind slab above treeline with poor bond; no layers found of concern below treeline on W and N

Area Description: W side of Mt. Herman above treeline

Avalanches: 12" stiff wind slab released near shallow rocks at head of W slope on ski traverse; broke into large firm blocks and ran quickly down 30-35 degree slope between 300 and 400 vf

Observation by Pete Beglin

Latitude: 48.928364

Longitude: -121.668091

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No