Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Crow Glacier

Route & General Observations

Thank you to an anonymous user for sharing this photo and the following description of a recent avalanche on the Crow Glacier:

This avalanche was on a NW aspect at about 5200ft on the Crow Glacier. The crown was roughly 200ft wide 2.5 ft at its deepest, and on a heavily wind loaded slope. I did not investigate further as to what the bed surface was but it certainly got our hackles raised. If you look at the right side near the rock, it appears the avalanche may have stepped down as two layers are visible. Some debris chunks were bigger than I’d have expected for October (several dishwasher sized chunks) but it definitely was a soft slab. The crown was actively being refilled while we were there, windy day!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 5200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth2ftWidth 200ft
Vertical Rununknown  
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