Recreational Observation

Ascended to Bullion Basin via trail, skinned up the middle of the SW face of East Peak through the trees

Feb. 25, 2018, 1 p.m. PST

Weather: Cold and windy with temperatures dropping during the day, well below freezing all day, Snowing hard all day with snowfall increasing throughout the day

Snowpack: Variable depths of new snow from over a meter of fresh powder near bottom to wind-blown slab near the top. Dug pit near top of slope at 6300 ft, 55 cm of newish, low-density snow sitting on top of facets on consolidated icy snow below. Isolated column failed on faceted layers. Top 4-10 cm forming soft wind slab

Area Description: SW face of East Peak up in burned area

Avalanches: surface loose snow avalanches in top 15-25 cm of new snow, soft slabs forming 4-10 cm deep, slight movement

Observation by Paul Przybylowicz

Latitude: 46.939167

Longitude: -121.453502

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No