Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Whittier

Route & General Observations

We received these photos and details from a snowmachiner that triggered an avalanche near Whittier today. He was able to ride off the slab and was not caught or carried. The avalanche failed on a recently wind-loaded slope and was 2 inches to 3′ deep. It did not appear to involve any deeper weak layers. Thank you to the rider for sharing this info!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 18inWidth 250ft
Vertical Run 600ft  
Avalanche Details

The wind slab varied from 2 inches to 3 feet thick. The rider was able to ride off to the side of the slab as it started moving and was not caught or carried.

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