December 20, 2020
December 21, 2020
Zone or Region:
Baker ski area, south of artists point, looking south
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Several small crowns observed across the valley on N slopes where benches fell into ravines. Crowns appeared fresh, unable to see runouts. Probably D1 size but into terrain trap.
Observation 3pm after large overnight rain and overcast day, cooling temps. We stayed in trees and avoided steep slopes and terrain traps. At 4100 feet snow was heavy and gloppy but not squeezing wet/dripping. We had just this break in visibility to look around. Otherwise did not see natural avalanche activity on south open face of table mt or other large open slopes at higher 5000 ft elevations