April 18, 2023
April 20, 2023
Zone or Region:
Galena Summit and Eastern Mtns
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Triggered a small storm slab a few turns into an exit chute. The crown was probably about 5 inches deep and was triggered on a slope in the upper 30 degrees. About 30 feet wide and ran for about 80 feet.
When we started touring around noon the snow was accumulating quickly. There were about 4 inches of new snow when we started walking and 5 or 6 inches by the time we skied. The wind was moving snow but the direction was somewhat swirly. The main direction seemed to be NW with moderate speeds.