Little Slide Canyon - Wind Slab and Loose Wet

Location Name: 
Little Slide Canyon - Kettle Peak
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/13/2021 - 11:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured into Little Slide Canyon today. From the trailhead, we noticed plumes of snow off ridges due to NW winds.  As we entered Little Slide Canyon, rollerballs were found on solar aspects. The winds also shifted and were deposting snow into the left couloir on the Hulk around 10 AM. We continued to the base of the couloir on Kettle Peak. On the apron we found hollow, firm wind slabs with minor cracking. We decided against continuing up as we could see evidence of wind activity in the couloir as well.