Today we went into the Whitefish Range to poke around at a crown from a recent skier-triggered avalanche (observation) and observe how the snow was handling the hot sun. We confirmed that the slab failed on surface hoar and we saw a grip of slab avalanches that failed throughout the day.
We stuck to terrain with low slope angles unless we were on bed surface. Another day that confirms my lack of trust in the snowpack.
I'd estimate crowns ranged from 1 to 3 feet deep.
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