Recreational Observation

Edith Creek > South Face > Mazama Ridge

Jan. 29, 2017, noon PST

Weather: AM Moderate Winds, BKN and Warm; PM Moderate Winds, OVC, Cooling, S-1/S1

Snowpack: 310cm, 3cm crust on solar, dry blowing snow on north aspects (no crust); tests on SE-S-SW aspects: Shovel Tilt: 1mm facets @ 25cm creating very easy (SP before tapping) to moderate results (RP), CTM RP @25cm x5, ECTN; Good skiing on anything that was not solar aspect.

Area Description: MRNP Paradise

Avalanches: Wet Slab or Persistent slab x4 observed on SE 6000' slopes on what appeared to be 25cm layer. Texbook cookie cutter slabs. (3) on ~Friday (natural), 1x on Saturday (skier). Numerous other Wet loose and rollerball avalanches.

Observation by Tod Bloxham

Latitude: 46.796029

Longitude: -121.723649

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No