Mt. Wood South East/ East face
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:30pm
Very small loose wet slide triggered on a traverse by a single skier near the base of a rock face around 1:30pm. Several larger loose wet slides went naturally in gullies/drainages (S, SE, E, SW aspects, all below 9200ft) taking down several small to medium size trees/brushes and leaving large debris blocks(blocks up to 3 feet in diameter).
Very warm and little wind. Snow softened to good corn skiing conditions on SE facing slopes at around 10:30am at an elevation of around 10,000, By noon the snow below 10500 was very soft. A small layer of near surface facets were present on NE facing slopes above 10500 and plenty of sastrugi was still present. Hard snow in gullies 12500-11000 feet with some breakable crust. About 35cm ski pole (handle end) penetration at 2pm at 9000 feet SE slope.