Avalanche: Days Draw

Observer Name
K Andrews
Observation Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Region
Days Draw
Location Name or Route
Days Draw
Elevation
9,900'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Graupel
Depth
7"
Width
15'
Vertical
100'
Comments
The new snow was very sensitive today and class I avalanches were easily triggered with a turn on any slope greater than 35 degrees. We probably triggered 20 small class I "sluff" avalanches over the course of 2 runs. Totally manageable, but communication and safety zones were key. We didn't look closely, but there's a good chance that the weak layer was the graupel that fell Wednesday. All avalanches were within the new snow from Thursday and today (Saturday).
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