Date of Observation: 01/28/2021
Name: Zach Guy
Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Washington Gulch
Aspect: South, South West
Avalanches: Nothing new that wasn’t reported yesterday morning.
Weather: Thin overcast to broken, greenhousing. Light summit winds.
Snowpack: Rec skiing so we spent the day traveling in terrain where we didn’t expect to find instabilities: non-windloaded, south and southwest aspects. The 1/19 crust (over facets) is about 5cm thick and did not produce any signs of instability on steeper terrain. On flatter slopes, we got a couple of collapses where the crust was thinner. There’s about 45 cm slab up to 4F on the 1/19 layers.