Avalanche: Bear Lake

Observer Name
Tavis
Observation Date
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Region
Bear Lake
Location Name or Route
Just East of Lakeview Drive in Fish Haven, ID 42°00'49.8"N 111°26'26.5"W
Elevation
7100
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Depth Hoar
Depth
unknown
Width
250
Vertical
150
Comments
Saw this slide from my bedroom window Sunday morning. Slide wasn't there Saturday and I suspect the strong winds Saturday night loaded enough snow to cause the weak snow to collapse. This is a low elevation slope with shallow snow pack. I wasn't able to make it up to poke around so observations are from a Saturday afternoon snowshoe outing I went on with my wife. I wasn't on this slope but other slopes in the area had weak, faceted snow all the way to the ground. There was a layer about 6" down and I would guess that the south most section of the slide appears to have broken on and not stepped down. The north section of the slide broke further down. This slide seems to have matched your 2/8 warning re shallow snow and low elevations almost perfectly.
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