Skier triggered in avalanche terrain likely. (un)healthy set up of well-established slab above weak layer seen here as in other regional obs. not much to think about. Hard to outsmart this structure. I expect my mindset will stay unchanged from the moment I leave the car till I return for awhile. Time to accept that this looks to be with us for quite some time. That being said smiles were shared and good skiing was had. pretty day.
BKN --> CLR by late pm. N, N2 winds intermittent but enough to fill in skin track by return to Hwy 75 with 2.5 hour tour
Above Boulder Ck. 8500'. W-NW (280-290) 4F (above LOC)
Layer Depth/Date: 50-55cm
Weak Layer(s): Dec 11, 2020 (FCsf)
Comments: ECTP12 SP/Q1, CPST 15/100 end. expected, consistent with other obssent videos to Davis. will post vid on IG.
entrenched mindset - did not expect any information to change terrain selection, and feedback confirmed plan from the car.
low angle high 20's W aspect skiing conditions suitable for enjoyable boot top skiing. PS 20