Avalanche: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot Ridge

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack, west/southwest shoulder descents. ~12″ of new snow, on and off snowfall through the early afternoon. Very cold and dry consistency.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Dry Loose Snow
Aspect West SouthwestElevation 2800ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 10ftVertical Run 20ft
Avalanche Details

New snow is very loose and lacks any propagation potential for the time being, but also lacks any real cohesion to the wind hammered base beneath it found on all alpine aspects. Very easy to knock loose sloughs of descent size on steeper terrain at this time.
Southerly aspects are wind loaded beneath the new snow from mid-week wind event, gradual ski testing of isolated wind features showed slabs were still breakable but stubborn.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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10-13F, off and on snow, heavy at times, little to no wind.