Avalanche: Hoyt Peak

Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Region
Hoyt Peak
Location Name or Route
Hoyt Peak Shoulder
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northwest
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Width
250'
Vertical
200'
Comments

This slope was heavily loaded during our wind event on the 22nd.  I haven't been to area since so the occurrence date is a guess.  Last week, this slope was hit hard by riders jumping off the top and landing below the crown location possibly helping stabilize the snowpack below the new snow.

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