October 30, 2021
October 31, 2021
Zone or Region:
Early Winter Spire / Copper Mountain/ Blue Lake
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
30 ft wide, 8 inch dry slab on top of 6 day old crust, 40 degree slope angle.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? No
October 30th 2021. Toured up to Blue Lake from Cascade Pass, snow depth at trailhead "17. Once into the Blue Lake basin, snow depth variable, 20-35 inches. Lots of wind loading and crust from overnight freeze. Up at Blue Col Peak ridgeline there was more wind loading and a few cornices. Great snow with minimal wind loading and crust from blue col down to copper pass! Minimal rocks exposed throughout that run. Small avalanches seen on the southwest slopes throughout the tour.