Observation Date: 01/28/2017
Started from Coyote Coulee Trailhead. Followed Camas Creek trail to Camas Lake then south and up northeast shoulder of Camas Peak.
Mostly sunny throughout the day.
Observed cross loading and top loading on north east aspects.
New Snow: No New Snow
Did not observe any avalanche activity.
Dug a snow pit on Camas Peak on an east aspect at 46° 9’10.61″N 114°17’34.96″W at 8012 ft. Slope angle was 20 degrees. Snow depth was 140 cm. ECTP23 +2 Q2 on a weak layer 40 cm beneath the surface. We had already planned to turn around due to time and proceeded to ski our planned descent, which included a short 32° slope through dense trees. We ski cut the top of this slope with no results and continued down to Kidney Lake.
Observer: Charles Bolte