Date of Observation: 04/03/2017
Name: Irwin Guides
Aspect: South, South West, West
Avalanches: Travelled very little avalanche terrain today. Some rollerballs on west facing late afternoon (farout). no obvioud wet loose or windslabs observed in our terrain or surrounding backcountry.
Weather: Clear skies transitioned to obscured by lunch time. NO significant snow accumulations during the day but s1 snow at 1645. Light westerly winds at ridgetop at 1600. High temperature of 31 at study plot, low 20s at 12,000ft.
Snowpack: Snow stayed cold above 11,300, N/BTL treeline snow become gloppy, slow, heavy. 5″ new, some dry loose on west facing in afternoon, somewhat poor bonding on April 2nd crust with this new snow. Did observe light windloading from WSW winds loading near ridgeline on Scarp.