Recreational Observation

Quick tour up Bennett Pass Rd; dropped in on N aspect in large clearing for ~700', hot lap, then took lower forest road back

May 18, 2017, 9:45 a.m. PST

Weather: Clear, sunny, very light winds, scattered clouds, 54 F

Snowpack: Exactly 240 cm on the top of the ridge at 5100', 240 cm on Bennett Pass Rd 4800', and between 120-240 cm on the aspect skied (N). Huge tree wells beneath the more mature trees. About 3 cm of melted surface snow on top by 09:45.

Area Description: Bennett Pass, 4900', N thru E aspects

Avalanches: None seen anywhere in the area. The snow grew increasingly wet as day warmed but skier-triggered sloughing on the roughly 30 degree slope remained minimal. No natural sloughing or pinwheels.

Observation by Alexander Vasarab

Latitude: 45.350577

Longitude: -121.651611

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No