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Avalanche: Bunch Grass

Observer Name
Alyson Ward
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Region
Bunch Grass
Location Name or Route
Bunchgrass
Elevation
8,700'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
unknown
Width
25'
Vertical
70'
Comments
Widespread collapsing, especially in sparsely covered, brushy areas. Collapsing continued, albeit decreased in severity with elevation and aspect. Soft to medium density wind slabs on all aspects.In areas with dense slabs there were shooting cracks along the uptrack. Choose to ski conservatively, on 25 to 28 degree slopes. The soft slab was good skiing and fast.

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