Little Lady Surprise

10webCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/19/2023
Name: Chris Martin

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: We traveled up the classic Red Lady skin track out for an adventure seeing where mother nature would allow us. Strong winds slowed us up at tree-line on the corniced ridge. We created many options for our group today, including but not limited to any specific descent.

At tree-line, we traversed over to above Little Lady Bowl preparing for our descent. We arrived at the mouth to regroup before traveling the ridgeline, here, a few members of our group felt a callapse. As we traveled along with bowls ridgeline in sub 20 degree terrain we regrouped and noticed a SE pocket remote triggered. We investigated the slide before descending our favorite red lady glades lap becasue is was our plan D and the safest descent for the day.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Little Lady Bowl SE – 38* – 11200′ – D2 – R2

Failed on: 1mm FC above a 2cm crust fragile crust
Down 35cm
Weather: Moderate to strong gusts out of the W
Partly cloudy & OVC
Precip: S-2
Snowpack: Crusts observed at snows surface and below recent storms snow. We observed a 2cm crust below two previous storm/wind transported snow events. The avalanche seemed to step down into two recent events.