There were numerous natural storm slab crowns to 12" deep and 40' wide on steep convex features from during the storm.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Collapsing occurred locally on wind-loaded ridgeline and sub-ridgeline features BTL. No large cracks.
Today we noted multiple red flags of dangerous avalanche conditions (poor structure, recent avalanches and collapsing) that were indicative that today was the day to have a stepping back mindset. Additional wind and snow on W/Th will test our poor setup further.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Wind hardened surfaces over small facets (56 cm down) and surface hoar (28cm down) at 4000'