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Laurel Highway to the North Woods
What a beautiful day to spend in the mountains today. Warm and bluebird with no wind. The exact kind of day that could lure you in to making bad decisions. Lucky for us the red flags were slapping us in the face. Wide spread and thunderous collapsing on all aspects within the new storm snow. Recent avalanching on small steep slopes. Again quite surprised to not have seen more evidence of larger avalanches in the high alpine. I did see a mostly refilled slab that had pulled out likely during the storm below the cliffs in Red Snow Cirque.
I got all the evidence I needed on the drive up to the trail head today. Multiple small steep test slopes that had either avalanched from the plow, a human trigger or naturally. Couple that with all of the collapsing and cracking in the snow we experienced today. Lots of evidence that the snowpack is cranky and will need time to adjust to its new load. It was a North Woods kinda day.
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