Avalanche: East Bowl

Observer Name
Cody Hughes
Observation Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Region
East Bowl
Location Name or Route
East bowl
Elevation
10500
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
5"
Width
80
Vertical
250
Comments
Conditions changed quite rapidly around 11 am with the High PI rates. I was cutting across the top of east bowl sending loose dry snow down the slope when it began to run fast, entrain more snow and pulled out a new storm slab (5" or so) that ran into the trees below. D1.5 big enough to take off your feet and into trees or rocks but not bury. Got touchy out there during and just after that period. Exited south facing at 2:30 and slough was running generally slow with no slabs found. Increase in N winds tonight could change that. Was noticing some cracking within the new snow on our ascent out of west bowl.

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