Observation Date: 12/04/2017
SE ridge. We were able to skin from the car, and almost skied all the way back down.
Gorgeous blue bird powder day, 4-6” at the car, with closer to 16” at about 8800’.
Blowing on top out of the West 10-15 mph creating wind slabs and small cornices on leeward terrain.
New Snow: 12+”
We took a conservative route up and down the SW ridge, skiing along our track on the way down. A quick hand pit at 8000’ showed two feet of snow on the ground, half of that the new snow which fell right side up on the thanksgiving rain crust. The new snow was more dense at the interface, seemed to bond well. No signs of instability, upper elevation B Root is looking good.
Observer: Ned Gall