Avalanche: Georges Bowl

Observer Name
MF
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Region
Georges Bowl
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork / George's Bowl
Elevation
9800
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
12"
Width
50
Vertical
70
Comments
Multiple remotely (possibly natural) triggered slides noticed today on the way up George's, including one just off main trail 1/4 mile past Donut Falls trailhead signs (first pic). All were East to NorthEast facing, on steeper slopes, just below rollovers. The slide in the first pic is from just above the main Cardiff trail and looked to be human triggered (some plastic sled marks and foot steps just to side of slide and steps going towards slide that disappear (no noticeable burial/extraction, probably a surprise). The last photo is a few feet to side of skin track 100 feet below 10k' ridge line and looked to be remotely triggered from the skin track (some cracking noticed right to skin track). Others appear to be remotely triggered from skin/skier tracks about 50 or so feet away. No other noticeable slides on untouched upper pitches of similar steepness with similar rollovers. Overall, snow in lower angle terrain felt stable and not horribly wind affected, with some density change, even high up by ridgeline out of tree protection.
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