Observation Date: 02/23/2019
We skied a N facing couloir into Sweathouse from the burnt Gash ridge, crossed the creek, climbed and skied a S facing couloir on the E flanks of Glen Lake pk, and then climbed the historic north facing avalanche path which drops from Gash proper to end the day.
Spring -like-squalls were blowing through all day; partly cloudy one second, dumping snow the next, and sunny after that. The cycle repeated all day.
Gentle winds from the SW, a bit gustier from the SW up on Glen Lake pk, and zero wind on the long climb out.
New Snow: 3-6″
Once again the only encounter we had was wind effected slopes; I triggered a cross-loaded section in the upper reaches of the rock-lined S facer that we skied from Glen Lake pk, which was small and did not travel very far. The only cross-loaded slopes we found were up high, between 7,400 and 7,800 ft.
Climbing up the historic N facing avalanche path that falls from Gash I was surprised to find the entire length of the thing (2,600 ft) untouched by the wind, there were just a few small natural dry-loose sloughs that had released in steep terrain near the summit ridge.
Observer: Ned Gall