Cornice fall and roller balls

10webCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 04/07/2023
Name: Sam Lesnikoski

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Up over daisy pass, ascended the saddle between Richmond and Hancock to Hancock summit, back over daisy to baxter

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Cornice fall and associated shallow slab on Hancock/Richmond saddle, ran yesterday? Small skier triggered wet sluffs on lower, more easterly facing Hancock benches. Innumerable natural wet slides and sluffs running on dust, all fairly small.
Weather: Sunny and hot with increasing cloud cover by afternoon
Snowpack: Dry and pleasant snow on high northerlies, anything with a bit of east in it was wet by around 11.