|Location:||Fishhook parking lot, El Dorado mountain|
Route & General Observations
Numerous snowmachine triggered avalanches on 30+ degree slopes. Shooting cracks on anything above 25 degrees. Very dangerous to play in the mountains on 1/29. Thankfully everyone is safe.
One snowboarder was caught in the runoff of an avi (not pictured) but managed to ride into a clearing.
|Trigger||Snowmachiner||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||North Northeast|
|Elevation||3300ft||Slope Angle||33deg||Crown Depth||unknown|
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
New snow and lots of wind events recently. Temp dropped from 20s to negatives within past few days. Didn't seem to affect snowpack
Deep shreddable pow. Tricky on slopes
Did an informal stability test and found an unstable layer about 18" down. Like ball bearings allowing the new stuff to just slide. Heads up!