|Location:||Crow creek trail near mining debris.|
Route & General Observations
Crow creek trail lower route. Slab about 8 to 16in. Soft slab getting harder with elevation gain.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||West Northwest|
|Elevation||2500ft||Slope Angle||30deg||Crown Depth||14in|
I remote triggered a moderately hard slab approximately 8-14 inches deep and about 60 ft wide. I was skinning on the trail underneath a convex rollover. I felt the slab tension and continued as a slope test. Then it broke about 50 ft above me and ran down onto the trail. Due to the large chunks and lack of momentum it did not hit me.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Yes low angle slabs human triggered
Some wind loading. Sunny. 22 degrees Fahrenheit.
Powder and wind slab.
Wind slab on buried surface hoar.