Public Observation #2022-705

Submitted:
April 11, 2022 9:16 PM
Observation Date:
April 11, 2022
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Activity:
Skiing/Snowboarding
Location:
Todd Lake
Did you trigger any avalanches? 
Yes
Was it intentional? 
No
Avalanche Type:
Soft Slab
Size:
D1: Relatively harmless to people
Elevation:
Aspect:
N
Comments:
Did you see shooting cracks? 
Yes
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? 
Yes
Quite windy today on the ridge tops with a good deal of wind loading. There was about 12-18” of new snow depending on the exact location sitting on top of the crust from last week’s warm spell. We got a small storm slab to move right off the ridge on a 35-40 degree roll, R2D1 with a crown about 12-18” deep, breaking about 40 feet wide and running about 75 feet through some trees before the slope mellowed. The snow seemed to be setting up and becoming more cohesive throughout the day.