Up to Skiumah Lake and up the east facing ridge that divides Great Bear Creek, to an elevation of 7,000 ft.
There were two avalanches that appeared to originate high on Mt Penrose (presumably a wind slab?), and their moving debris gouged out hard slabs at the aprons of the chutes. There were blocks of hard slab debris up to 2 feet thick. The debris was fairly recent; I would estimate they failed during our last storm.
Numerous piles of old wet debris, up to D2.5 in size, from our Thanksgiving rain and avalanche cycle.
Strong inversion of cold pooling air in Skiumah Lake. We climbed out of it at roughly 5,500 feet. Stratus cloud deck was at 5,000 feet but burned off by the afternoon.
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