Avalanche: Cardiff Peak

Observer Name
Mark Pugliese
Observation Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Region
Cardiff Peak
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Peak
Elevation
10,100'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
40'
Vertical
250'
Comments
Convex pocket ripped out on E facing slope near the summit of Cardiff Peak, the slide went over a small cliff band and then entrained more snow as it went down its track. Failed on interface between old faceted grains for the first 10cm off the ground and the newer faced layer below this most recent storm snow. Large grain size change at the interface.

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