Coyne, Miller, Putman
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Travel today was up Mill D North to ski low angle off the Reynolds shoulder via the Dog Lake approach. Travel was pleasant, drainage and subridge winds were light with only the occasional gust drawing in a cold north wind. Along the way, we found widespread collapsing and cracking while traveling off the skin track and along the creek of Mill D North. We could feel the entire snowpack drop what felt like a good 2 inches.
We dug at 9,100ft on a NW slope off the shoulder of Reynolds with a HS of 130cm with an ECTP24 failing on facets below a 1F windslab formed from the wind event over the past couple of days.
What did we take away from this? Well, with the incredibly strong winds over the past couple of days, some slopes might have stubborn tendencies to avalanche, but nonetheless avalanche. Classic PWL set up.
Looking back on Kessler and a handful of north faces, we did not observe any large crowns. We could see a few smaller avalanches from our perch that were reported by other parties.
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