We did a six day trip from Carson into the Imnaha. We launched last Saturday, 3/26 and took out on 3/31.
The snow was wet and saturated that Saturday Sunday and Monday. Warm overnight and very small surface freeze. We rode north facing slopes early in the morning above 8k and actually found good conditions. Below 8k on these days the snow was total mank. Lots of heat and activity in the mountains.
Tuesday we went into the heart of the range and rode 30 degree slopes in the alpine up to 9k. We were out for 13 hours that day and really really isolated lower angle, benched out slopes that didn't have any rock features. Although it seemed more locked up that day, we were happy we keep it mellow when we heard a huge slide ripping into the valley bottom.
Wednesday and Thursday were bliss. It finally got cold and was locked up. Powder up high on north and corn on South. Reminded me of my beloved high Sierra.
I am writing to say we did see several natural wet slab avalanches. One of them happened up high near cusick peak on a se aspect around 9k. We believe that came down on Sunday night, Monday morning.
We also saw a wet slab avalanche that came down on Tuesday, 3/29. This happened on the peak just south of Jackson Peak. On a se aspect around 8400k. This happened in the middle of the day and was naturally occurring. I'd call it d2, r3.
Then on Tuesday night it actually got cold and the problem seemed to go dormant.
In addition to these two wet slabs we did see plenty of wet loose and plenty of roller balls.. some of which could potentially burry in the wrong terrain.