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Avalanche: Little Superior

Observer Name
Aaron Rice
Observation Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Region
Little Superior
Location Name or Route
Little Superior
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
6"
Width
20'
Vertical
400'
Comments
Took advantage of the cold temps and low sun angle and dropped into little superior around 1045am. I ski cut the main gully right from the top. I then skied the ridge down next to the gully. The snow had warmed a bit and the snowpack was thin. Upon cutting a small sluff started. The slide picked up speed as it flowed through the choke and ran a few hundred vertical feet. This slide would likely not have been deadly, but would have been a day ruiner if caught and dragged through rocks. Again, this slide was not huge, but is highly visible from the road, so I figured I'd post a quick obs.
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