It was still raining this morning at the pass, mostly light, but moderate at times. Absolutely pouring in North Bend.
Feb 28, 2022
This was the 2nd year in a row to the day we have found a very large avalanche that hit Source Lake. Debris piles came from both Chair and Bryant Peaks and made it across the lake and halfway up the knob. On the eastern end of the knob, it almost made it over. The creek running out of Source Lake is very dirty and looks like maybe there was some sort of blow out?
Plenty of other avalanches were spotted in the valley. To name a few: Crowns and debris in Shot 8, large debris piles under the Mushroom Cliffs, and an uncountable number of Loose Wet debris piles.
Some of the debris piles looked fresher than others and could have been last night/this morning.
Still really wet and soggy out there. The snowpack seems to be draining very well at lower elevations. Waterfalls and streams are booming, runnels/rills are well defined, boot pen is knee to hip deep in places. The snow is wet and heavy and you'd probably have a hard time triggering an avalanche. That said, if one gets moving via cornice drop or some other large natural phenomenon, it's probably going to grow large and not stop with this type of snow.