Route & General Observations
End of crow Creek Rd to ~2000’ dig pit. Ski 2 laps
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Wet Loose Snow||Aspect||South Southwest|
|Elevation||2200ft||Slope Angle||38deg||Crown Depth||unknown|
3 different wet loose seen naturally release within 5 minutes of one another beginning at 1345pm. Start zone for each was S-Sw aspect, approximately 38degrees, and running into lower angles. Total length of avalanches was about 200’ with average width of 30’. One avalanche crossed skin track. Extremely slow moving. Many new, similar avalanches seen in same elevation band on similar aspects.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Old wet loose avalanches. Roller balls.
Sunny, ~36F, calm wind
Thin ice crust on surface. 10-15cm soft, wet
60 cm total depth. Well consolidated with facets at ground. CTX but failure at ground with heavier testing. ECTX.