In our way back to the car we tested a few convex rollers on Clark canyon’s ridge and had a 8 in slab That propagated 8 feet, was not hard to trigger. So we opted for supported terrain in the trees to get Down to the cat track.
March 9, 2019, 12:53 p.m. PST
Weather: 17°F at 6 AM with temperatures rising to 28°F by noon. Early morning sun, Then overcast skies by 10 AM.
Snowpack: We dug a pit 50 cm down on a NW aspect to Perform some column tests. CT13 @30 cm (RP) & ECT22 @30cm (RP) this all failed on a crust with rounding facets underneath.
Area Description: SSW aspect, near treeline, slope angle 30-35 degrees
Avalanches: When ascending back to the cat track There was an opening in the tree run near the bottom of the run. When crossing the slope I triggered a R1 D1 slab. Surface snow was fairly dry and lose, Slab propagated 10 feet and ran like a big pile of sluf.
Observation by Kyle Wyatt
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No