Craig and I were walking on the ridge and triggered this avalanche from a safe distance. Avalanche ran on facets. With additional loading forecasted, this won't be the last one of these monsters awaiting a trigger. Please be careful.....
The WARNING signs are there. DONT IGNORE THEM.
1. Recent Avalanches
Weak, sugary facets are the culprit. Here you can see them glisten in the sun.
This avalanche was intentionally triggered from a safe spot on a low angle ridge.
The crown of this avalanche has very distinct layering formed by recent wind events. All this strong snow sits on very weak sugary snow near the ground.... bad combination.