Saturday, March 9, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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I was surprised to find this avalanche. It's in an odd location that I haven't seen avalanche before. I would not expect to see much activity on this type of slope. It appears that it was a pocket that got overloaded by the wind on Thursday evening.
One thing I did note was that it failed on a very thin heat crust. Given the aspect and the relatively high sun angle, it's likely that this slope had a "radiational recrystalization" crust form two weeks ago. It is difficult to confirm this but it is the most likely reason there would be a heat crust on a northwest facing slope.