Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Moon Gully (above Hiland Road Bus Turnaround)

Route & General Observations

Followed established skinner from school bus turnaround – about 1 hour behind another party

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 3300ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 12inWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Large whoomp near top of gully - possible refreeze "slab" settling onto isothermal beneath, good size slab popped out about 100' below me from NW aspect (climbers right). Slow moving chunks running long on top of refreeze.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Just the whoomp that triggered it

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny with thin clouds, light wind, 40F

Snow surface

1" soft (corn) on firm (overnight refreeze)on top of isothermal

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