Avalanche: Cutler Ridge

Observer Name
brian smith
Observation Date
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Region
Cutler Ridge
Location Name or Route
cutler ridge 8200ft.
Elevation
8,200'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
32°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
70'
Vertical
30'
Comments

I forgot to include the photo of a sympathetically triggered wind slab with yesterday's observation. This was a 12 inch deep wind slab on a quite protected slope at 8200 ft. near the Ben Lomond weather station. I was surprised as this is a slope in the trees protected from the main winds but still wind loaded and only 32 degrees. The winds have definitley increased the hazard.

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