I was surprised by a wind slab near the top of Lichtenberg West that initiated to my right on the second turn among shallowly buried rocks, running 100 meters, entraining new dry snow. Crown was 15 m wide and up to 20-40cm deep, averaging 30cm. Failed on interface with MLK crust.
Did you observe any avalanches?
Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
I saw an old recent hard slab that ran in a large terrain trap during the weekend warmup, causing sympathetic releases and running nearly full path.
Signs of Unstable Snow
As observed above.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
I dug along the ridgeline at 5600' and found the 1/4 surface hoar below a .9-1cm crust as much as a meter down on NW. This area is depositional from wind and nearby terrain, and was deeper than the same layer at Jim Hill at 6200'.