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
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No