Wind slab triggered on about a 70° slope, dug a shallow pit and very loose top layer with easily triggered slides. Danger level high on moderate to steep slopes. About 150 feet long and 100 feet wide with a 6-8 inch depth.
Did you observe any avalanches?
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
60-70 feet wide, 40-50 feet long, 6 inches deep
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Riding the elbow at Mt baker with high winds and really low temps creating a cold top layer with fractures very likely.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
The wind was blowing about 10-20mph creating wind effected top layer that was fracturing bringing everything below it down.