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Observations

Region: Chugach State Park
Location: Rendezvous Ridge
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Route & General Observations

Standard route

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angle 35degCrown Depth 10in
Width 20ftLength 300ft  

Observer Comments

Boot deep soft settled snow at drop in point, Skied left to right, slope broke 20 feet after drop in point on a roll over, ran through a section of the gully then slowed down before fully reaching the bottom.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

No other avalanche activity seen during tour besides for one whumphing incident.

Weather

Weather

Clear, calm, 19 degrees.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

2 inches of new, creamy skinning up until the top out, turned to windboard.

Snowpack

Hasty pit, 10-12 or so of soft snow on a melt freeze crust.



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