We didn't get close enough to get a good look at the avalanche in the picture, but we skied in trees to get above a slope with a similar aspect/angle. Upon reaching the top and hearing loud whoomphing and seeing cracks that propagated 100+ feet we turned tail. Stay out of open avalanche terrain! There was even whoomphing down well below the ridge tops on the east aspect we skied.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Location Name or Route
Northeast side of Horsehead Peak