Avalanche: Lambs Canyon

Observer Name
Russ Costa
Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Region
Lambs Canyon
Location Name or Route
Lambs Canyon
Elevation
8,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34°
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
8"
Width
40'
Vertical
20'
Comments
Came across lots of cracking, then this small slide on an isolated steeper section just above the trail/skin track. May have released naturally or been remotely triggered by an earlier party. Did not run very far due to lower angle terrain 15' below the fracture.

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