It is not just the PNW. Pretty much everywhere in the West has been hammered with snow. 6 people killed in avalanche since February 8th. We have crossed that tipping point. Everyone should be on high alert.
Post subject: Re: PNW splitters please be careful out there.
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:01 pm
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:08 pm Posts: 147 Location: Squamish, BC
Went out to see for myself today, in a notoriously safe place near home. Lots of whumphing at treeline elevation was creepy and sounded like it was propagating pretty far. 40cm of unconsolidated storm snow was sitting on a nasty faceted crust, very poorly bonded (ct4/q1).
Took the easy way back down to the truck but I'm glad I went and sussed it out.