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Avalanche: Soapstone

Observer Name
Ian St. John Jeremy Harvey
Observation Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Region
Soapstone
Location Name or Route
Soapstone
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
18"
Width
150'
Vertical
150'
Comments
Natural slides observed as well. Dug a snow pit and found a weak layer at 12-16 inches deep. The fracture from the slide that we remotely triggered supports the evidence found in our snow pit. I estimated that the fracture depth varied from 12 to 18 inches. Extremely windy.
Coordinates

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