Avalanche: Murdock Bowl

Observer Name
Ryan Hygon
Observation Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Avalanche Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Region
Murdock Bowl
Location Name or Route
Murdock Ridge
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
25
Vertical
40
Comments
Wide spread shooting cracks in the Murdock area of Bald Mountain Pass. Most of the cracks were only in the top couple of inches of new snow. Triggered a soft slab in a rocky area 25 feet wide and around 18" deep. This pocket was in a treed area and ran for about 40 feet. The slab ran on facets sitting on an icy layer near the ground.
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