Six Bit Creek
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation:
Thu, 12/26/2019 - 12:37
Traveled on all aspects today. Overall we did not encounter any in-your-face red flags except for poor structure while pole probing on north aspects. However both my partner and I with a combined 50+ years in the backcountry are still spooked by the north aspects. This is because a lot of the recent activity we have observed seemed to occur on surface hoar in mid-slope locations. Can’t ski cut your way out of this, the start zones are locations where a ski cut would typically end!
Did not see any signs of a natural cycle in this area as we have been up north.
Hazard is a hard call, I want to say considerable on upper elevation norths based on how we are traveling, but based on pure probability it is likely the upper end of moderate. In my opinion, going from considerable to moderate may be the most difficult call to make.
We were able to make some turns safely on an east aspect steeper than 35 degrees.