Toured on Snowshed Mountain and in upper Essex Creek to monitor ever-developing wet loose cycle and monitor snow quality on shady aspects after two consecutive warm days.
Izzack Walton ski trails to Snowshed Mountain up to 7600'.
Numerous wet loose avalanches (D1-1.5) observed primarily on southwest to southeast aspects by the afternoon. Easterly aspects didn't appear to warm enough to produce more than rollerballs due to high cloud cover. Didn't observe any activity on west aspects by the time we exited the area.
Forecast Hotline: 406.257.8402
Call or text an observation: 406.66AVYOB