Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Ptarmigan Lake Trail

Route & General Observations

Hiked Ptarmigan Lake trail to the end of the lake. Observed several natural avalanches in channel terrain on North facing slopes on the other side of the the Lake. Upon our return one of the gully’s we crossed was full of new debris, covering our tracks from an hour earlier when we crossed it.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent evidence of avalanche's were seen in Summit Lake on Butch on drive to Ptarmigan Lake trail

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny
High's the 50Fs
No precip
Light winds

Snow surface

The entire trail was free of snow except for this one gully. Most of the South facing slopes above were also snow free with isolated patches, or at least what we could see from below.

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