Mt. Emmons

GUIDE(S): JSJ
DATE: 1/14/15
ACTIVITY: BC Ski
LOCATION: Red Lady Bowl
ELEVATION: 9000′ – 12,400′
ASPECT: SSE

WEATHER: Clear. cold at TH in am (5F), warm in sun. No wind until about 1030 am. Light but steady and cold out of North.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: About 10-15cm new snow from yesterday. very light and low density and no wind transport was obvious. resting on stout crusts on southerly slopes 30* or steeper, but bonding seems to be good. Surface storm snow thickening and heating up on steep south slopes by mid-day. 2 small but noticeable collapses felt while traveling on a shallow snowpack zone on ridgecrest near treeline. No other instabilities seen while traveling on slopes >35*.