Followed existing skin track up open slopes on the switchback trail to Victor pass. Selected a route to the valley bottom. Climbed out of kalahane and back to car.
Dec. 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. PST
Weather: Overcast through the day. Light snow from 1030 to 1330 and S1 after that. Out of field at 1530, continuing snowfall.
Snowpack: 160-180cm depth at valley bottom. N aspect 5000 ft.ski pen 27, boot 43. New snow depth 65 cm above crust. Density was 4f, upper 55cm, 1f 55-65. Variable snow conditions from deep powder to 15 cm wind board. Highly variable distribution of wind effected snow. Small releases of wind board with ski cuts.
Area Description: Bottom of Kalahane bowl, 5000 ft
Avalanches: Loose dry avalanche observed over the 12/23 skin track out ov Kalahane bowl. Debris of 30cm depth with an origin in an overhead chute. Unknown trigger.
Observation by Sam Luthy
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No