Tour from Maggie's along sunrise ridge. Skied bowling alley, Super bowl Trees, west ridge of Mt Angeles. Exit at mile 15 / silver fir.
Dec. 22, 2017, 2:20 p.m. PST
Weather: Rising marine layer through the day. Visibility limited to 1/4 mile. Light riming conditions thru the day.
Snowpack: 70-85 cm new. Dense but unconsoldated. Boot pen 61cm, ski pen 37cm. shovel tilt test and ski test produced only very stubborn results for storm slab. S-SW faces have a 1cm sun crust and a denser layer of snow ( 4f) above fist density snow. Two CT tests on N and W faces produced no results other than breaks from compression.
Area Description: Hurricane ridge to the west along sunrise ridge. Below treeline to near treeline.
Avalanches: No natural or skier triggered avalanches observed. A older natural crown, perhaps from the storm cycle is visible above the Maggie's parking area.
Observation by Sam Luthy
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No