Recreational Observation

Approached via Lanham Lake to 6250' on ridge. Stopped short of top due to time. Skied and exited Henry Creek drainage.

Jan. 29, 2017, 4 p.m. PST

Weather: Increasing clouds and wind through day. Moderate W winds @ ridge top in afternoon, S-1 in afternoon (lt. rain down low). Tree bombs became a concern as winds increased through the day. Very limited wind transport observed (not much available to transport).

Snowpack: Variable surface conditions! Upper bowl was wind effected but not terrible skiing, more sheltered area in the upper zone (NE) still held settled snow that skied well. E facing slopes lower down (~4500') had picked up a thin sun crust from 1/28. Below 4400' snow was heavy/warm. 1/17 IFcr was not easily discernible with quick probing in upper bowl.

Area Description: Jim Hill

Avalanches: Observed debris from two separate wet loose slides (D1.5) on steep E slopes under cliffs. Looked like they came down in last day or two.

Observation by Olivia Race

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No