I still feel iffy every time I look back on this photo. Is this an avalanche prone area? Yes. Has this area slid before? Yes. It has cleared out a small hut and even taken a few lives in the past. Should we have continued past this? Well, we did after some consideration and dumb reasoning after learning so much from the Avalanche AIARE Class we took. Just because there is a trail and others have taken it earlier that day does not mean that it is safe. This area has not slid in quite some time and there are a ton of people who hike this in the winter. Is it really worth the risk even if it is small though?