Ascended through trees just west of the Phantom Slide Path, descended the open areas of the Phantom. Elevation range 3100-4800 ft.
Feb. 8, 2017, 7:30 a.m. PST
Weather: Overcast, light snow, winds calm to light
Snowpack: Found tree cone evidence of settlement in agreement with the telemetry numbers reported (6 inches), though there is still a large amount of unconsolidated snow out there as expected. Ski pole tests went easily 100+ cms down to the pre-storm crust. Ski pen 30-40 cm. Snow surface is still light and transportable by wind.
Area Description: SW slope of Snoqualmie Mountain
Avalanches: We observed several recent D1-D2 avalanches (Monday or Tuesday morning?) initiated on steeper terrain features, most of which ran on the crust now down 100 cm.
Observation by Chris Meder
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No