Skinned up SW face from Yodelin and dropped to the North through steep chutes and around to Lake Valhalla for out exit.
Jan. 3, 2018, 5 p.m. PST
Weather: Sunny, temps below freezing in the shade, just above freezing in the sun. Light variable winds.
Snowpack: Surface snow is a mixed bag of crusts on windward and solar aspects, and weak facets and surface hoar above the crust on shady aspects. This will likely be a weak layer for future storms as the crust is helping the faceting process. See photos attached for surface hoar formation. This is most prevalent near and below treeline. With clearing skies, evidence from the 12-29 storm showed an avalanche cycle that likely went mid storm on steep aspects around the compass near and above treeline. See photos below. Some entrained into gullies and had larger debris piles.
Area Description: Lichtenburg-North Face
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No