|Location:||Up-Track, Main Bowl|
Route & General Observations
Left the parking lot at 11:30, climbed the motorized up-track without issue, dropped into main bowl and rode for a couple hours. Noticed some recent slides in the area so we pretty much stayed around the base of main bowl.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
The backside of Seattle Ridge (going into Main Bowl) had slid, looked fairly recent.
When heading out for the day, saw that lookers left of the motorized up-track had slid since noon. Snow surface conditions seemed pretty unstable.
Low 50's and interment sun at 11:00 am, wind on the ridge top, weather transitioned into snow flurries and dense fog by 4:30 pm ~40F.
Ridge top had a wind crust, which post-holed when walking over. Snow in main bowl felt wet and heavy, seemed stable.
Good snow coverage, minimal bare spots.