Avalanche: Blue Slide Fork

Observer Name
Kobernik/Kendall
Observation Date
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Region
Blue Slide Fork
Location Name or Route
South Blue Slide Fork of Pleasant Creek
Elevation
10,200'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
50'
Vertical
80'
Comments

Small pocket that released toward the end of the storm.

Comments

We were skiing in the lower angle terrain adjacent to the small avalanche and came across these stress cracks where the weak layer collapsed and caused the snow surface to "spiderweb".  The slope is not steep enough to avalanche though.

Coordinates

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