April 14, 2023
April 15, 2023
Zone or Region:
Mt Baker Backcountry
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
Saw evidence of many very large natural avalanches from the last warming. All releasing on steep convex rolls or below cornices that failed and some traveling 1000 - 2000 vertical feet. Did not observe any avalanche activity throughout the day.
Found variable skiing. Firm ski supportive crust on Southerly aspects and breakable crust on many other aspects. Found pleasant 10 - 15 inches of soft preserved snow on steeper true north and north east facing slopes. In many places a hard / Icey bed surface was found underneath the 10 - 15 of new snow.