Avalanche: Meadows

Observer Name
Steve Westover
Observation Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Region
Meadows
Location Name or Route
El Rollo Silver Fork
Elevation
8600
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
6"
Width
200
Vertical
200
Comments
Started tour at 0900, Skied one run from the top of the football field and skinned back up. Skied 2nd run from football field. Stopped on the apron of the football field and accessed route into the drainage of Silver fork. No outward evidence of wet loose, no rollerballs or natural sluffing. The snow was heating up and clearly could tell could be suspectable to wet loose conditions. Did not know avalanche was triggered until in the drainage of Silverfork. Avalanche was triggered at 1300.
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