Route & General Observations
Standard route up Tincan to weather station.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||West Northwest|
|Elevation||2500ft||Slope Angle||37deg||Crown Depth||24in|
D1.5 remote triggered by skier approaching convex rollover. Slope was on leeward side of small ridge. The crown was not investigated, but most likely storm snow with enough wind loading to create a firm enough slab to propagate.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Cracking occurs on most wind affected slopes and convex rolls. Whumphing was heard once at ~2500'.
Snowing hard and warm. 32 degrees at Tincan pullout at 3:30pm.
New snow is wet and heavy, especially below 2000'
Hand pits showed poor bonding between new-old snow interface, especially below 2000' where rain crust is present.