Up Lanham Creek, out Henry Creek. Failed hitchhike on Rt 2 turned hike back to start point was most dangerous terrain. Thanks motorists.
March 27, 2017, noon PST
Weather: Clouds, sun, snow, wind. Westerly pass winds meeting easterly flow in the drainages. Warming throughout day
Snowpack: Wind impacted 15cm storm snow on top, bonding to rain/melt crust of previous Saturday/Sunday.
Area Description: Jim Hill
Avalanches: R3 D3 bordering on R4 D4 on southerly slopes that had received storm snow and warmed under mid-day sun. R1 D1 warm point releases on upper ridge where temps remained cool but sun poked out. Larger slides appeared to be from the weekend or following rain cycle of 20/21 Mar. Cornices popped when dropped (big cornices locked, dropped, and then popped like a cheap rap video), but did not trigger storm snow on sheltered N/NE/E slopes. Rime and wind impacted snow on safe ridge aspects, sketchy, large, hollow sounding cornices on leeward, depositional aspects.
Observation by Ingo Dusseldorf
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No