Observation Date: 11/18/2017

We hiked and then skinned to about 7500′ in the bowl south of Gash Nob. There was just enough snow to be able to skin over the deadfall and rocks (35-45 cm) as well as combat ski on the way down.

Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.

Wind had moved recent snowfall around a little but surface remained soft and no wind slabs were encountered.

New Snow: 3-6″

Avalanche Activity:
We dug one pit about 40cm deep. We observed a right side up snowpack with no weak layers, the bottom most layer being an icy crust. We saw no reason to perform stability tests.

Other Comments:
Snowpack needs more depth before most of the terrain around gash is skiable. Off to a good start.

Observer: Ned Gall