Avalanche: Figure 8 Hill

Observer Name
kimble
Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Region
Figure 8 Hill
Location Name or Route
Figure 8 hill/bowl
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
70'
Comments
Traveled down to TL via figure 8. Took it slow ski cut every roll. I expected lower elevation might be a bit more reactive so traversed to a steep roll under some rocks further into figure 8 and surprise. Crown about a foot deep, maybe 75 feet wide ran about 100 yards. There was a couple inches of snow on the bedsurface so it had naturald in the prev hours. No tracks into it. Not sure if the was a cornice fall or some graupel under the rock band or preserved hoar under the storm snow. Hasty pit in the crown was similar to up top, unconsolidated storm snow on top of a firm solar crust. Scanned the debris just in case and nothing beeping or visible.
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