I experienced cracking along freshly forming mid-slope cornices. I did not directly observe upper elevations but it's my feeling that these drifts are also sensitive there but generally confined to at-or-near ridgeline. There was a stout crust on all S-facing slopes greater than about 20 degrees. This layer may be one to watch with our next storm.
Plenty of spindrift filling in skin tracks within a matter of 15 min or so. Light to moderate NW wind. Decreasing clouds in the afternoon. Mild although the snow surface on south aspects wasn't warming appreciably at middle elevation by 2PM.
N. Fork Big Wood
|D2||U||N-Natural||The look of the debris makes me think this is fairly recent. The upper slab also pulled out some deeper pockets after cascading over the cliff.|
No new avalanches observed in the Baker Creek area.
Layer Depth/Date: 70-100 cm
Facets and depth hoar near the ground.
Solo travel. I avoided avalanche terrain aside from slopes that previously avalanched.Close