Observation Date: 01/24/2016

St. Mary’s trailhead to 8200ft.

light snow

light wind, significant gusts with snow transport

New Snow: 3-6″

Avalanche Activity:
new snow easily sloughing with some minor propagation. north aspect, lower to mid 30 deg.

Other Comments:
several ski cuts in trees resulted in top layer moving.

dug @ 8000 ft, 100ft below ridge, 32 degree slope, treed

Ectn1 new snow 10 cm from surface -wind affected powder

Ectn7 15 cm from surface – wind affected powder

Ectn11 35 cm from surface

Ectn12 40 cm from surface – with energy

Other layers broke lower also with no propagation in high teens and low 20s but the details slipped my memory for obvious reasons.

Observer: Steven Geiger