Avalanche: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot Ridge

Route & General Observations

Climbed and skied the standard ridge route to about 3200′.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

We observed a large debris pile below the north side of Tenderfoot Ridge. Suspect it was caused by wind loading from the south on Tuesday, April 5. We could not get a good look at the slide path or the start zone from the ridgeline. However, we were able to observe it later from the road. Start zone was was maybe 100-200' below ridgeline in a concave feature, just above the second "hump" on the ridge above tree line.

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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Clear skies. Temps in the mid 30s.