Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Mile high saddle

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger Foot PenetrationRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southeast
Elevation 1200ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 80ft
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Walking on ridge above SE facing slope propagated ~80ft wide slide with crown of ~1-2ft crown. Wind loaded aspect around 35-37 degrees. Nobody was transported or buried. Trigger point occurred on thinner snowpack along ridge propagating into deeper snow.

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