Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Dutch Hills

Route & General Observations

Petersville region to the Dutch Hills – several remotely triggered avalanches.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 2300ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 60ft
Vertical Run 300ft  
Avalanche Details

Rider traveling up the valley floor proceeding to shelf. Multiple small scale avalanches breaking approximately 800 feet above the rider as he proceeded up. More remote avalanche triggers due to the initial avalanche. No one caught, the rider saw the slides and was able to get out of the runout zone. The debris pile was 6+ feet.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Shooting cracks in lower and upper elevation. evidence of recent avalanche activity in surrounding mountains. Recent storm with 24" of light power snow. Surface hoar under first layer of recent snow as well had wind blown crust layers 30" down.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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10 degrees, wind gusting, partly sunny with storm approaching.

Snow surface

24" new snow at avalanches elevation. dry powder snow observed.

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