Avalanche: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Standard route up tenderfoot. 30° at highway, 1” new snow, overcast and gusty

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect North NortheastElevation 2800ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 8in
Width 40ftVertical Run 900ft
Avalanche Details

Observed two slab avalanches. One on southerly shoulder of Butch, ran full path, 8-12” crown. Observed a second slide later on northerly shoulder of Tri Tip starting around ~3000 foot elevation 40-60 foot width also 8-12” crown running most of the way down to the creek.
No slides observed on tenderfoot’s repeat offender north and south sides but ample local collapsing and pocket slabs on leeward wind lips.

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