Avalanche: Twin Lakes Pass

Observer Name
Mike
Observation Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Region
Twin Lakes Pass
Location Name or Route
Twin Lakes Pass, East Chutes
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
18"
Width
80'
Vertical
300'
Comments
My partner and I rode a NE facing chute along the tree line and triggered 2 separate slides with crowns roughly 18" deep. We were out of the way, but they both ran a few hundred feet. While skinning out, we remotely triggered 3 more small slides from about 50 meters away (pics attached below). With the winds as strong as they were when we left out of the west, I would think tomorrow's danger would be considerable for deeper wind slabs at all elevations w/ significant snow NE through SE.
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