D1, Snow lakes, point triggered roller balls, ran 50+ft
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Plan was to ski enchantments traverse between Snow lakes to Stuart TH. Between 5k to 6.5k - E/SE aspect, obvious whumpfing due to collapsing rain crust on light snow was observed. Human load (and sometimes even ski poles) was enough to remote trigger shallow slabs on low angle terrain. The snowpack at this location consisted of light snow buried under ~2cm rain crust covered by light snow. Load would collapse the rain crust onto light snow. Connected terrain fractured up to 4ft away from load.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Snow Lakes, D1, very likely, 6 inches deep, below/at treeline