DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/17/2015
NAME: Zach Guy
ASPECT: South East
ELEVATION: 12,000 ft.
AVALANCHES: Several touchy soft slabs, 4-6″ deep, 15-20 feet wide, running only 20-30 feet, harmless in size, failed above the storm interface. Saw a similar in size natural windslab off of the East shoulder of Mt. Owen. No other signs of instability observed.
WEATHER: Light winds with strong gusts from NW to SW. Periods of moderate snow transport
SNOWPACK: Isolated wind loading just below a leeward, SE facing terrain feature, up to 6″ deep, and some fresh cornice formation up to a foot thick. Otherwise, no wind loading or significant drifting. Could see old snowmobile and ski tracks all nearby bowls.