Avalanche: Electric Lake

Observer Name
Steve Cote
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Region
Electric Lake
Location Name or Route
Electric Lake
Elevation
8,700'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
50'
Vertical
70'
Comments

This is a stream bank next to the road, the slide is on the other side from the road.  This was not the only slide, There were four others along this section of road.  The rest were located off of the ridge and varied in size, all were naturals, most were in the treed portion of the ridge at various elevations.  At Electric Lake bowl there was from two feet of new snow to just over 3 feet.  The upper foot was light density snow as you can see in the picture.

Comments

This slide happened during the storm yesterday.

Coordinates

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