March 20, 2021
March 21, 2021
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Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Skiers in our party triggered a couple of very small avalanches when skiing just beneath steep convexities. None exceeded 4” or so in depth, and none ran farther than 30’ or had a crown wider than 40’.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? No
There were between 6-10cm of fresh, high quality snow above 5000’ on the N Face. Below this was a firm and slightly icy crust. Sluff ran a good distance on steeper slopes, but was fairly shallow and did not step down.