Wide crown on Teo Ridge!😳 And triggered wind slabs.

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/28/2023
Name: Zach Guy and Eric Murrow

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Cement Creek, Hunter Hill, Star Pass, and Carbonate Hill. Various aspects to 13,000′

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: An impressively wide persistent slab avalanche across the E/NE side of Teo Ridge looks fresh in the past 48 hours, 2300′ wide on Google Earth. Snowmobile triggered a couple of 2′ wind slabs above treeline, one remotely, one with a slope cut, and there were a few recent natural wind slabs. Documenting older avalanches from the past week in a separate ob.
Weather: Clear to few clouds, below freezing temps in the alpine. Light winds with transport on a few terrain features.
Snowpack: Recent wind slab formation was localized to terrain features with large fetches for northwest winds; they were sensitive to slope cuts on the 3/24 crust, which looks lightly faceted. No signs of deeper instabilities under the sled today. A pit on an east aspect near treeline produced non-propagating failure on the 3/20 faceted crust under a 55cm soft slab. Snow surfaces stayed cool enough to keep wet loose activity at bay; the only wet loose activity I saw was in the steep, cliffy terrain around Mt. CB this afternoon.