Recent avalanches, cracking and collapsing, and poor snowpack structure all point toward the likelihood of human-triggered slides in this zone.
Clear and cold.
See images for pits. All three pits (7,200' E | 8,800' WNW | 9,100' ESE) showed poor snowpack structure with propagating ECTs failing on 10 hits or less. Failure layer was 2-4 mm facets. On the ESE pit, these facets were under a melt-freeze crust.
The snowpack at middle and lower elevations on W-SW-S is still very thin in this area with plenty of sage and a general lack of connected basal weak layers.
Nov 27, 2022 (FC)
Comments: Shaded where observed. Middle elevation W is a question mark. I don't think the snow is deep enough here but almost certainly is further into Baker Ck proper.
I avoided avalanche terrain.