Skinned up to 4,800' and descended from Yodelin
Dec. 27, 2017, 2 p.m. PST
Weather: Cloudy, below freezing temps, low to calm winds, light precip as the day progressed.
Snowpack: There is a widespread freezing rain crust at the surface with faceting snow below. We stopped going up at 4,800' as the crust was getting thicker and ski quality would not likely improve with elevation. The crust was less pronounced in the trees and likely destroyed any surface hoar formed by cold temps. Ski quality was poor.
Area Description: Lichtenburg South Face
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No