Observation Date: 02/07/2021
We left the ski area boundary past the beacon park and toured out to find mellow, low angle terrain due to high avalanche danger.
The weather was not as expected – total opposite except for temps. We were prepared for possibly 2-4″ of precipitation and WSW – NW winds from 13 – 18 mph. Wind chill values were forecasted down to -7. It turned out to be a beautiful day with blips of sun, mild breezes, and little precipitation.
Light winds from SW, changing to N. Cornice formation on NE aspects. Plenty of wind lips and windpillow on the ridge we traveled at approximate elevation of 7450.
New Snow: 0-3″
Small cornice fall on ESE aspect.
Able to kick loose wind slabs about 4-6″ thick on small wind pillow near ridgeline.
Observer: Jane Quinn