Backcountry

Saturday Danger Scale:

Summary:

On Thursday, several loose wet avalanches up to size 1 were reported from steep solar terrain at lower elevations. Explosive control produced a size 2.5 loose wet avalanche on a southwest aspect between 1750-2050 m. It ended up triggering three slabs that failed at the ground. Active cornice control using explosives also produced a size 3 cornice failure which did not pull a slab avalanche from the slope below.

Natural avalanche activity may start to slowly taper off with cooler temperatures this weekend. Human triggered avalanches are possible especially at lower elevations on southerly aspects due to a lack of re-freeze.