Observation Date: 01/06/2018
Toured to burgundy ridge, dug a pit. Skinned back along the ridge to point six out to too steep to tele, dug a pit. Skied down to Rankin Lake via low angle on the ridge, traversed back to paradise.
Air temps In the low to mid 20’s. Winds 10-20mph out of the WNW. Sky cover obscured. Precip light snow.
New Snow: 0-3″
No recent activity observed apart from a few small loose sluffs from recent warm weather, but visibility was very poor so was not able to get eyes on most of the start zones.
Upper layers seem to be healing, but thanksgiving crust still reactive and propagating in both pits, albeit with a lot of force, but it’s definitely still there. Very large and very dense slab above that if it does fail. Getting deep enough to be a tough trigger for a skier, but still the potential of a cornice break or a step down from an upper layer popping it out, or triggering it in a shallow area. Ski safe.
Observer: Evan Ruddell