Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Harp Mt.

Route & General Observations

South Fork Eagle River trailhead through Hunter Pass to North Bowl.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Northwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 1000ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Large avalanche on Harp had come down during the storm, probably near the end. Wide propagation from the west aspect wrapping around to the north aspect, involved deeper layers than the last storm.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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North winds with steady snow transport near ridges.

Snow surface

Five inches light, new snow over a soft, breakable, wind-rippled base in protected areas. Various levels of wind effect elsewhere.

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