Route & General Observations
MicroDot Peak. Skinned up from Independence Bowl Parking Lot to lower south slope of MicroDot Peak and on up to picnic bench at 4200′. Six inches of powder on a supportable crust for most of the route. Observed old soft slab avalanches starting from 4800′ and running full length down SSW face to the looker’s right of Swimmin’ Tim run.
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||South Southwest|
|Elevation||4800ft||Slope Angle||45deg||Crown Depth||unknown|
Soft slab. Loading form last storm. SS-NS-R4-D2.5-G
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Other than old avalanches, no signs of instability
4-6" old powder on supportable crust.
For the course of the tour, I skinned mostly through 4-6" old powder on a supportable crust. For the location of the pit, see attached image.