Here is another clue that the rain crust at lower elevations is a
dangerous weak layer. That rain crust extends from sea-level to
about 3000 feet. We have been finding facets above and below
this crust, and stability tests continue to show failures above
Its interesting that the natural avalanches we saw at Turnagain
Pass were all on the norhtern end of the Pass where the mountains
get more snow than the southern end of the pass; however, there
was also a remote trigger at the southern end near Silvertip.
There is enough information out there to say that conditions are
dangerous out there right now.