North west exposure one mile north east of the park. ~3500'
Feb. 21, 2017, 12:30 p.m. PST
Weather: Scattered high clouds, temperature above freezing, trees dripping on sun exposed aspects.
Snowpack: 15 cm of one day old snow on a bullet proof rain crust. The new snow came in warm and cooled as the storm progressed. All considered the new was fairly well bonded to the rain crust but the warming conditions over came the bonding on steeper terrain.
Area Description: Squilchuck state park
Avalanches: Skiing NW aspect slope in the 32/35 range, with no reactions, but as we dropped onto steeper 35/40 slope we released wet slides that followed and possessed enough snow and energy to take you for a nasty ride. They were slow enough that it was not difficult to manage. In the area we skied slopes of 30 or less were un reactive..
Observation by Jamie Tackman
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No