Skinning up to the "mainline chute" of the Kendall Chutes (approached via skiing Commonwealth Basin and Sterling Direct)
Dec. 31, 2015, noon PST
Weather: Clear, cold and windy.
Snowpack: Mostly dry, unconsolidated power, which some subtle crusts in some places, and some new shallow wind-affected/windslab in others (lee slopes near ridgelines).
Area Description: North facing slopes of the ridge above Kendall Lakes (Kendall Chutes)
Avalanches: While skinning up to the "Mainline Chute" I set off a very small wind-deposited slab which propagated above me into a small, shallow dry/slab windslab avalanche that carried me about 50-100 feet with no burial or injury.
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes