Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: S face of Rusty

Route & General Observations

Touring along powerline

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche occurred sometime between 4:00 pm 12/9 and 1:30 12/10. Several sheep tracks visible in vicinity of avalanche path, difficult to tell but appears to have started at the ridge line.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sustained ridge top winds, visible transport, cross-loading, and cornice formation across much of Front Range. S face of Rusty was pretty filled in Thursday afternoon.

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