Up to Diamond Head via the north ridge.
Jan. 19, 2017, 3 p.m. PST
Weather: A few high clouds and valley cloud deck to the north. Temps just below freezing. Trees dripping and solar slopes warming up but shady snow surfaces staying dry. Winds light from SW.
Snowpack: Area had 3-4 cm of new snow over a 2cm breakable rain crust. Crust slightly less pronounced with elevation gain. Wind deposits up to 10cm. Snow height generally 50-80cm. Lower pack consisted of facets up to 2.0mm. Main take aways: rain crust slippery and preserved under soft dry snow on shady slopes, lower pack still weak and worth watching as the new crusts are not a strong bridge.
Area Description: Blewett Pass, Diamond Head
Observation by Nick Pope
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No