Avalanche: South Monitor Bowl

Observer Name
Chris
Observation Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Avalanche Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Region
South Monitor Bowl
Location Name or Route
South Monitor
Elevation
10000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3"
Width
50
Vertical
70
Comments
Nothing too notable, we were walking along the ridge trying to get a peek at the cornice at the top of South Monitor this morning. Right as I approached a low point I thought I heard a collapse. It took me a minute to notice that 50' in front of me, on the slope below the cornice, a small pocket had ripped out. Only 3" deep and 50' wide, we watched it sift through the trees.
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