Upper Six-Bit Creek
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation:
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:26
United States44° 38' 14.7372" N, 115° 48' 44.6364" W
My major concern is warming, Rollerballs (2nd photo) and sluffs off of cliff bands (1st photo) were happening all day. Judging by the amount of snow coming off this minor feature, I would avoid being under any large feature with the potential to release snow from warming, this is one of my two major concerns. The 2nd is a general warming of the snow pack during the 1st major warmup.
Generally, a moderate hazard, I was able to travel including break trail on 40 degree slopes without any signs of instability with the exception of minor sluffing while skiing, the upper surface in sheltered shady aspects is weakening.
I could see periods of higher hazard in localized areas with direct sun.