Touring up from Fryingpan Creek to the toe of the Fryingpan Glacier.
May 16, 2015, 2:20 p.m. PST
Weather: Sky ranged from Broken in the AM (8:00) to Few by 14:00. No precip, no wind below ridge line, moderate winds on ridge top.
Snowpack: Wet meltforms with boot-deep pen. No liquid water observed running in the snowpack.
Area Description: Numerous moderate-angle slopes at 6000' ~ 7000+' on the east shoulder of Mt. Rainier.
Avalanches: Numerous loose wet slides observable at a variety of aspects. Skiing moderately steep slopes resulted in several shallow, slow moving loose wet slides.
Observation by Bryan Phillippe
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No