Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Eureka

Route & General Observations

Took the snowmachines out of Eureka.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 4500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Remote trigger by sled going through creek valley. The bluffs above the creek bed triggered first then ran all the way up the slope. As we sledded up the creek bed we could see lots of naturals and were on guard. As my friend sledded through the creek bed, I was posted above the creek on the opposite side of the valley. I saw the bluffs go and then then it propagated all the way up to the top of the gully.

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

Lots of naturals on south, southwest aspect and shooting cracks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly sunny and cold.

Snow surface

Quite a bit of new snow and rapid loading. We were in the 24 hr period after a new snowfall so before we left the parking lot we were expecting to see some activity.

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