Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: crescent lake

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Route & General Observations

There was 1-2′ of overflow on Crescent lake. A large natural avalanche created a debris field extending about halfway across the lake and caused upheaval of lake ice which was about 8″ thick. The east side of the lake about a mile from the saddle cabin has large unseen cracks and we fell through trying to extract a snowmachine.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type0
Aspect EastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 700ftVertical Run 1000ft
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Observer Comments

large natural avalanches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

mixed precip with winds of 20-30 gusting 45+ with temps fluctuating around freezing

Snow surface

thick heavy new snow