Avalanche: Cougar Peak

Observer Name
Nick Benoit
Observation Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Region
Cougar Peak
Location Name or Route
Cougar Peak
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
8"
Width
35
Vertical
200
Comments
Lots of wet loose sluff at lower elevations in Cherry Creek. On a traverse across a steep slope some sluff picked up speed and ran around 200 vertical feet.
Coordinates

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