Observed old crown and slide debris coming off of Mazama Ridge, 2 separate slides. 1. Sluffing off steep cliffs, ~100 run below cliffs. 2. Crown/debris from soft slab, appeared to be surface layers from a distance.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Variable pockets of wind affected snow, off ridge tops and gullies generally on the west to north aspects in the Paradise vicinity, south-east aspects seemed less altered and or scoured. A quick hand pit in some wind affect snow on a west aspect near Alta Vista showed a pencil hard slab up to ~6” thick, sitting on several feet of fist hard old storm snow-the slab layer slid easily on the underlying snow with hand shear. We did not observe any cracking. No formal pit or standardized tests were performed.