April 19, 2023
April 20, 2023
Zone or Region:
Soldier and Wood River Valley Mtns
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
We saw multiple wet slides. The one in the photo below seemed like a wet slab due to the staunch wall (visible in photo) while the others looked like wet loose slides (D1-2). They were all older looking (likely from last week). They did not run all the way to the ground but were pretty close.
Travelled through a bit of everything! Corn, supportable crust, and punchy crust with facets below (near the top of the chute). Down lower, a few of the steps we took were pretty punchy as well (although this was more isothermic). In the protected chute it was dust on a supportable crust. We did not see evidence of much wind loading from the 4/18 storm.