Observations from National Geographic Bowl

Location Name: 
National Geographic Bowl, Granite Chief Peak
Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 11' 52.6776" N, 120° 17' 28.2228" W

Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Guide at Alpenglow Expeditions
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Lots of evidence of the big warmup we had yesterday. Large amounts of cornice fall entrained large amounts of snow, and widespread shooting cracks were present on pieces of cornice that didn't fail. North facing terrain above 8500' was firm and supportable at 10:30am, while all other ascpects were showing signs of the daytime warming. SE slopes below 7800' steeper than 35 produced easy ski-cut loose wet slides. Skiing was great in the morning, moving towards heavy and cooked by noon on sunny slopes. 

Snowpack photos: