Avalanche: Gold Basin

Observer Name
Mike Marmar
Observation Date
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Region
Gold Basin
Location Name or Route
Gold Basin
Elevation
10000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth
9"
Width
25
Vertical
80
Caught
1
Comments
On the traverse out of Gold Basin, I set off this small wind slab and was carried 15-20ft down slope before escaping off the side. It was a small slide, not large enough to bury a person, but it caught our group off guard. The wind had been fairly strong, on and off from the SW most of the day, so it is something to keep in mind as the new snow comes in.
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