Paradise area: Edith Creek, Dead Horse, Glacier Vista
Jan. 14, 2017, 11 a.m. PST
Weather: Clear skies, calm winds 0-3 mph, sunny and hot! Clear skies observed last 2 nights at Mt. Rainier from 3500'.
Snowpack: 1" moist snow on the surface at time of observation. Small sun crust forming on solar aspects. 4mm surface hoar observed on isolated, shaded, and protected NW-N-NE aspects in the NTL band. Sun and predicted rain should hopefully eliminate most this. Mushy snow - bring skin wax!
Area Description: Dead Horse Creek, Paradise Area, Mt. Rainier National Park
Avalanches: none observed
Observation by Michael Madden
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No