I thought this was a great reminder to not let terrain changes go unnoticed or high stoke inhibit vigilance in red light conditions. It’s not always mid and upper elevations to be worried about; especially for those of us who tour in the Big Holes where a lot of terrain is lower elevation.
This is a really good year to learn about snowpack structure and buried instabilities. Learn all you can and be safe out there!
I also thought this photo was a great visual on the effectiveness of what many people may consider plenty of trees as anchors. How would you like to take a ride through this mess… YIKES. (photo from Sawtooh NF Avalanche Center)