Toured up the common Tincan route to see how much snow has fallen over the weekend. We also dug in as near the snowboarder triggered avalanche from Friday, April 17th as we could. This was to look at layering and help determine the culprit weak layer. Last, we scoped out a spot for a future semi-permanent snow temperatures monitoring site.
Additionally, below are some photos of the weekend’s avalanche cycle – D2’s, D3’s and what looks like some D4’s. Impressive. Many many paths ran with very wide propagation. Crowns were estimated at anywhere from 2-10′ thick…. A “crush-and-flush” of sorts, yet many slopes, like Sunburst’s Southwest face, remain intact.
Notable slides: The Southwest facing aspects of Pete’s South, Pete’s North, Lipps and Cornbiscuit all ran almost wall to wall! Also, Elevator shaft on North facing Sunburst and all of Magnum’s West face. Elevation of most the activity was between 2,500′ and 3,500′ and on all aspects, N,S,E and W.