April 2, 2023
April 3, 2023
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Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Dry snow had slabbed up from sun breaks when we descended at 330pm on the S face of Mount McCausland. Had a slab around 10 feet wide and 4 inches deep (estimated D1.5) to run on the hard crust below about 200 feet in length. No skiers were caught.
Traveled on S faces up to 5700 feet. Snow was light on the approach with occasional snow showers until mid afternoon with poorer bonding on a hard crust above 5000k feet. Sun breaks warmed up the S facing snow and the descent was heavy when we started at 330.