January 31, 2021
February 1, 2021
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Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
Rather large avalanche setoff by two unknown snowmobilers who either sidehilled into the cliff band, or dropped off from the bench above. Located in the Baker Shootout zone. Did not get close enough to terrain to identify detailed observation.
Another, smaller, avalanche was set off on a slope >35*, size 2, on the uphill entrance to the Baker Shootout area. Stayed in low angle terrain around the 4700' elevation.
Snow on steep angles was very touchy, and relatively heavy on Sunday compared to Friday's, light snow. Would expect a hard, knife, crust layer underneath a light, fist snow layer, underneath a getting denser, 4 finger layer based on several of the flat terrain digouts from being stuck. No observation pits actually dug.
Going down to the Schreiber Meadows area, snow transitioned into rain, with pure rain at the meadow (3513').