Avalanche: Gold Basin

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Monday, December 28, 2015
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Region
Gold Basin
Location Name or Route
TuKno NE Face - Shoulder
Elevation
11,600'
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3'
Width
300'
Vertical
900'
Comments

This report is for the slide to the observer's right. Slide on left ran full depth and is detailed in another report. One or the other is likely a sympathetic release. Slides likely ran during the storm on December 25 or during the wind event of Dec 26. Difficult to tell from a distance but slab on right was likely comprised of snow accumulated from several storms between Dec 18-25 running on the old snow surface that existed prior to the storm cycle. 

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