Ascended S. facing sparsely treed ridge to summit . N.E slope slab and wind affected snow . Descended S.- S.W. aspect. 7500'-5500'
Jan. 15, 2017, 2:33 p.m. PST
Weather: Sunny , calm , distant clouds to S.W. 30 deg.
Snowpack: 7500' elev. , slab and wind affected on N.E. aspect. S-SW aspect ,wet surface lt. crust in shade over 6 - 12 " soft warming dense powder, wide spread surface hoar lower and in shaded non wind affected areas. Protected N. or shaded aspects holding powder.
Area Description: Wa. Pass region . 7500 ' peak .
Avalanches: Multiple point releases on S. W. faceing aspect in cutthroat 2nd bowl. Triggered from rock face warming , shedding , propagated at base of cliffs and snowpack interface, R1D2 , crossing Heli. skiers exit tracks. All tracks accounted for from my vantage pt. 250 ' ish run , 100 ' ish wide at deposition toes. Was unable to tell how deep from my distance across basin .
Observation by SKIER-X
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No