Date: Dec 12th, 2014
Partly cloudy, some fog, winds <5 knots.
Obvious signs of instability:
Recent Avalanches – Yes, singular, small natural point release.
Collapsing – No
Cracking – No
0-2000′: none (estimated from air).
4800′-6000′: Unknown, dug snow pit down to 6 feet depth.
Top 4″ sluff release (CT12)
Weak slab layer at 20″ depth (CT16)
Fall would cause injury due to rock and glacier ice wedges sticking out at
base of couloir.