Upper Alpental parking lot to Source lake, then up and traverse back under Bryant Peak to Great Scott Bowl.
Feb. 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. PST
Weather: 32 at the parking lot, mid 20's in the bowl.
Snowpack: 15-20cm of fresh snow sitting on top of a 5cm think ice crust. Crust was too thick to cut through with a shovel and couldn't be penetrated with a probe. Didn't have a snow saw, but used an ice axe to chop a pit. Without a clean cut upper wall, didn't perform a shovel shear test or extended column. Did a few CT tests on the top layer and found repeatable result of CT21, Q2. Slope angle was 25 degrees and snow temp was 23 degrees.
Area Description: Great Scott Bowl/Pineapple Pass.
Avalanches: None. Also no hollow sounds or whumping from the snowpack and no visible cracks.
Observation by Matthew Cramer
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No