Multiple lines skied at and above treeline.
Jan. 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. PST
Weather: Clear, windless, becoming warmer around noon but without apparent thermal effect on the snow.
Snowpack: Limited, thin, nonreactive wind-slab in the top 10 m of the slope, otherwise right-side-up sheltered snow with excellent riding conditions. Exit to Heather Canyon was combo wind-board and wind-scoured. The further out of tree line the more dense and wind-affected the surface snow became, and this could be the reactive setup for the weekend warmup.
Area Description: N/NE facing Pea Gravel Ridge
Avalanches: None observed or triggered. Fridge-sized cornice drops and ski cuts produced no results aside from small sluffs in the loose snow. Watched Meadows pro patrol shoot a variety of upper-heather slopes with only small wind slap releases on steep terrain.
Observation by Patrick Fink
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No