A buried crown low on lookers left of maggies face. Small but steep roll over here and lots of cross loading visible on adjacent slopes.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Wind is once again playing its dominant role at Hurricane Ridge. In the past 2 days strong winds out of the WNW have transported a lot of snow and built large windslabs on E and SE faces. Due to the strength of these winds and terrain effects you could find a windslab on almost any aspect. Large wind fins have formed along ridglines where the snow is blowing thru gaps in the trees. And slopes parallel to the wind direction have significant crossloading on them. Outside of sheltered trees there are few slopes that the wind has not effected in some manner.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
E thru SE aspects, D2+, likely, 30cm and larger
With mod to strong winds for the past two days wind slabs can be on any aspect below ridgelines. Focus especially on E to SE faces which are the lee slopes to the WNW winds that HR has been experiencing.