Below are photos of two small natural slab avalanches that released sometime
late on Friday 4/12 or early on Saturday 4/13.
SW facing around 2,700′ and look to be around a foot deep.
The slight increase in northerly wind (~10 gusting 25+mph) late Thursday/early
Friday 4/12 is likely the culprit. Blowing the foot or so of low density snow
easily into slabs. It is unclear if warming by the sun added to the instability,
but I wouldn’t rule it out.
Last time we had a natural like this on Max’s was 4/1 (you can see remnants of
the crown in the second photo). The next day (4/2) a very large avalanche
released on Goat Mt (SE facing). See observation page (unable to link to it from
here). Is there another large avalanche on southerly aspects in the Girdwood