Recreational Observation

We followed a S to N ramp at the end of the lake and got to the ridge of that mountain. We followed the ridge until the top. We skied down through the trees, crossed our skintracks again and then went down to one of the small colouirs which lead to the valley bottom. Skicutted the fan which leads into the colouir and the already wet new snow slid down the gully until the fan below the gully.

March 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m. PST

Weather: Partly heavy snowfall, low visibility, temperatures around zero degrees, southerly winds.

Snowpack: Around 15 cm of new snow on top of a well settled old snowpack. New snow was not yet bonded to the snowpack. ECT 2/2@15cm and ECT 13/np@15cm. Slab was building up with temperature rise during the day. Besides of the new snow, no mentionable results in the snowpack. About 115cm down a very thin weak layer composed of facets or well preserved dendrites between two harder layers of small grains. Windslabs of minor importance, only very local. No cornices on the ridge.

Area Description: We skied the ESE face highlighted in the map. Went until the top and skied down to the lake again. Skied up to 40° in open trees and small features.

Avalanches: Triggered small size 1 to 1.5 wet slab on ESE at 1460 m. Run down until 1340 m. Fracture depth about 15cm, Fracture width: 10m, path lenght: 120 m.

Observation by Matthias Walcher

Latitude: 48.860927

Longitude: -121.687199

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No