Route & General Observations
Touring up toward 4940 from the Cornbiscut parking, started punching out wind slabs so stayed in the less wind affected areas doing laps on the Facets runs.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||South Southeast|
|Elevation||2100ft||Slope Angle||36deg||Crown Depth||10in|
Touchy windslabs in isolated leeward pockets. Slabs were generally 3-4” deep but up to 10” in places. We couldn’t get out on them, as soon as we touched them they were propagating and releasing. Sitting on the SH and NSF. We turned back and stayed low assuming that the larger bowls up high probably had potential for bigger slabs.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Saw natural D1-2 windslabs that looked recent( last day or so) in leeward areas at approximately 3000’
Clear skies, light winds from south, barely enough to transport snow. -14C @ 2385’ at 13:57.
Snow still has some good settled powder skiing from 2300’ to the raincrust at 1300’ but was wind affected.
No formal stability tests. Hand pits popping out on isolation in steeper 30 degree+ slopes