Remote triggered avalanche East Beckwith

CBAC CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/26/2022
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: East Beckwith. Traveled on N to NE aspects to 11,500 ft.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Remotely triggered a slab avalanche that broke 2 feet deep on the sandbox layer from about 50 feet away. Documented a pile of natural avalanches that ran during the storm up to D2 in size that fit the pattern of what we’ve been seeing so far. See photos and details below.
Weather: Clear, light winds.
Snowpack: Snowpack continues to produce frequent signs of instability below treeline, with numerous collapses and shooting cracks on skis and tree shaking collapses on snowmobile. Slabs below treeline are 55 to 60cm, up to 4F hard, above Fist hard 2mm+ facets. As we gained near treeline, the snowpack quieted down. Pits at 10,700 and 11,500 did not produce propagating results. Slabs were up to 85 cm and 1F hard over 1-1.5mm 4F facets at our high point.

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