Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Upper Virgin Creek

Route & General Observations

Got into upper virgin creek basin Feb-10, winded snow throughout drainage. Wavy pow in the lowers. Active transport started around noon on the ridge lines.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger CorniceRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Cornice FallAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 700ft  
Avalanche Details

Observed a 1-day old? natural cornice failure which triggered D2-ish size slide. Refrigerator size chunks in debris field. Most likely occurred Feb 9 during wind event. Dusting of snow on debris field observed midday Feb 10. SS-NC-R3-D2

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Day started out clear with calm winds. High cloud layer and moderate winds by midday.

Snow surface

Wavy pow in lowers, mix of hard crust and windboard up high.

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