Observation Date: 12/30/2018
Skinned up the trail with overnight gear. Low snow until 5800′. Piled up after that. Dug no pits throughout our time.
Due to the recent avalanche conditions and taking a look at the ridge, we decided to be cautious and lap the low-angle trees with great coverage and dry powder. Saw some cracks around the skin tracks and heard occasional whumpfing.
Passing, heavy snowstorms throughout the day.
Clear, cold skies during the night continuing to 12/31.
12/30: Wind sporadically N-NE at 15-20 mph.
12/31: Wind was mild.
New Snow: 3-6″
None witnessed on S-SW-W aspects.
Whumpfing caused by current persistent weak layer.
Observer: Casey Brown