Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Blueberry Loop from Glen Alps

Route & General Observations

Old wind slab avalanche seen on the backside of the Blueberry Loop trail.

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Forecaster Comments

We received a video of this avalanche from Devin Wilson on Feb 4th. Attached to Joe's report here is a stitched photo from the video, a very wide propagating slab. This avalanche was also seen on various social media channels on January 30th. Hence, the slab likely released a day or two prior to Jan 30th.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
Elevation 2200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

The regular blueberry avalanche wrapped all the way around. The slab looked about 30 cm deep but was very variable.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Buried surface hoar (5mm) was found 30 cm below the surface on loaded slopes.

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