S.E. fac. ascent , old growth , treed to summit . 10am-333pm. Decent S. fac. treed ribs. 6800'-4400'
March 18, 2017, 3:33 p.m. PST
Weather: Mostly cloudy and snowing 31.9 deg. 30min. sun break at approx. noon. Warming during the day . Treebomb shedding up to 5400' by 3:00pm. Increasing wind by 4:00pm.
Snowpack: 8"-10" new storm snow on firm supportable crust. Poor bond of storm snow to crust . mid day sun warmed new snow considerably at all elevation bands.
Area Description: Cuthroat and Delancy Ridge region , Hwy. 20 , NCH.
Avalanches: Ski cutting produced many slow moving wet storm slab releases on crust, at will , on any steep open terrain , rollovers , convex slopes on SE-SW aspects between 5000'-6000'in all elevation bands, except on treed ribbed features . Numerous large avalanches were heard throughout the day up in the Cuthroat Lake arena. Most of the Delancy ridge gulleys and feeder ravines and many open slopes avalanched the new storm snow , some very large .with trees and dirt .
Observation by SKIER-X , Scout , Recon , Routefinder,Guide consultant . "Intl. Man of Mystery"
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No