Date of Observation: 01/23/2022
Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: 8,700-11,300 feet; SE, E & NE aspects.
Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: D1 loose wet avalanche on a rocky, east-facing slope. Picture is not the best, but looker’s left side of the start zone.
Weather: Single digits in the morning, warming into the 20s later in the day. Sunny and clear. Steady WNW wind was loading leeward slopes ATL.
Snowpack: Pole probing throughout the tour revealed an HS of 100-120cm. 5-10cm of new snow. Sheltered (BTL) NE terrain skied well. E & SE terrain exhibited varying levels of crusty-ness.