Mon, Apr 29, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Mt. Jefferson Area
I climbed the West Rib of Mt Jefferson this past weekend. There was massive avalanche debris from both Loose Wet avalanches and one large slab avalanche (NW side of the rib @ approx. 7000 ft.) that likely occurred during the cycle just over a week ago. It was abnormally cold and clear Sunday and although the snow was softening nicely by mid-afternoon we didn't see any avalanche activity on the west slopes. Ski conditions would be great with smooth surfaces and great corn above 6500 ft., although all the gully features and big drainages are choked with debris.
The south, west, and north sides of the summit period are entirely encased in rime