Observation Date: 01/09/2016
Tin Cup to East Como
Cloudy, minimal wind
New Snow: 0-3″
Significant dry snow sluff initiated on steeper 40deg slope. Large enough to be dangerous.
Approx. 8000 ft south aspect. Total depth @ pit location more than 6 ft. Total pit depth 3ft. 35 deg slope angle.
ectn 16 @ 12inches from snow surface.
This pit was dug on a more wind affected slope aspect where I could feel the snow slab up a bit under my skis at the end of a long switchback.
Another party member dug appox. 200ft higher and in the gut of the chute. No result.
These results kept us cautious despite the low avy danger. I backed off an adjacent chute with more wind affect/cross loading.
Observer: Steven G