|Location:||Turnagain motorized, powerline trail|
Route & General Observations
Remote triggered storm slabs.
|Elevation||800ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||unknown|
Remote triggered storm slabs, was riding in a meadow above the power line trail on the motorized side of turnagain. I was riding near the base turned out and remote triggered a slab on both sides of where I turned around about 200 and 150 ft to either side of my turn and a long ways above me. I was notified by my riding partners via my BCA radio and was able to get out of harms way before it got to me. We all have formal training and know better. Unfortunately vis was too bad to get pics or a good visual on the starting zone.
Being a long time turnagain rider, I haven’t seen avalanche activity on that slope or area often.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
We noticed snow density variations due to wind near the remote trigger area, was the only avalanche we observed. Some whumping in the trees.
3-5 feet of fresh snow, overcast and snowing
Wind blown on top powdery underneath
No pit was dug