Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Skookum Glacier - older natural avalanches

Route & General Observations

Low angle glacier cruising day, rode Skookum drainage and glacier. Turned at the ice fall around 2500 ft. Watch those slopes above!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Very large debris field partway up Skookum Glacier from natural avalanches on March 22 or 23. Filled in significant parts of the lateral moraine which is commonly traveled. Same aspect and approximate elevation of Skookum creek bottom slide that was human triggered on March 25.

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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Glorious, calm wind, mid to high 20s.

Snow surface

Slight crust which diminished with elevation.

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