Skinned from 3,800 feet to 5,300' and skied laps on N.facing trees, then skied south towards Mill Creek valley.
March 5, 2017, 6 p.m. PST
Weather: Broken skies, sporadic light snow, low winds.
Snowpack: South facing slopes has a slight crust from radiation and cooling at the end of the day. Hand pits showed 85cm of snow bonding to the 2/14 rain crust. There is a layer of rounding facets above the layer. Ski tests on steep slopes produced no results below treeline in open terrain. Ski quality is good above 4,600'.
Area Description: Stevens Pass. 5,300 to 4,000'.
Avalanches: South face of Lichtenburg had several D2 debris piles on steep slopes that were entrained.
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No