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Avalanche: Murdock Peak

Observer Name
Jeff
Observation Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Region
Murdock Peak
Location Name or Route
dead tree west of Murdock Peak
Elevation
9,400'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
800'
Vertical
250'
Comments
We think we triggered this large slide remotely while skiing the low angle ridge above, more than 100 feet away. It looks like it took out all of this weeks storm snow. Slide was estimated at 800 feet wide and at least 2 feet deep. Its not a great photo, but shows the length of the crown.
Coordinates

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