One point release noted just below the rock band at far skiers left edge of the cirque just above Rock Lake at 47.80032, -120.96731. Several point releases noted on the south face that extends from the ridge from the Rock Summit at 47.79501, -120.97236. All were superficial with no evidence of slab fracture.
Signs of Unstable Snow
We toured up expecting to see more substantial avalanche activity with the significant rainfall over the last two days, while also expecting to encounter heinous skiing conditions. We noted a rain crust at all elevations with approximately 5-6” of new snow on top of it beginning at 5,500ft. We saw several point releases which appeared to entrain only superficial snow. Overall the rain had not decimated the snowpack as badly as we anticipated once above 5,500ft, and we ended up skiing a great day of new snow in low angled terrain.