Avalanche: Main Bowl

Observer Name
Kobernik-Busto
Observation Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Region
Main Bowl
Location Name or Route
Pleasant Creek Main Bowl
Elevation
10,200'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
10"
Width
400'
Vertical
250'
Comments

This avalanche released late during the Christmas storm.  Unlike the numerous small slabs in BBQ Bowl from the same cycle, this avalanche was well connected.  Facets that formed in October and November were the weak layer.

I looked at the weak snow on this slope on December 3, 2017.  Check out the observation along with a video HERE.

Coordinates

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