West Slopes North - Canadian Border to Skagit River
Dec. 31, 2017, 2 p.m. PST
Weather: Clear sky, calm wind, no blowing snow, and no precipitation
Snowpack: Wind-drifts were comprised of 40cm of fist-hard soft snow over the pencil+ hard Dec. 30 rain crust. We observed repeatable Q2 results in compression tests above the Dec 30 crust.
Area Description: Baker backcountry- Bagley Basin: We dug 3 test pits targeting small wind-drifted features at 4300ft on NW-N-NE aspects near tree line.
Observation by Baker Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No