Avalanche: Georges Bowl

Observer Name
Layne C
Observation Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Avalanche Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Region
Georges Bowl
Location Name or Route
George's Bowl
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
32°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
100'
Vertical
400'
Comments
We noted widespread collapsing of the snow pack all morning. Remotely triggered two sizeable slides in George's Bowl when we were 500 to 600 linear feet in a safe zone below. 300/400 vertical above us. We investigated the crown and it was 2' deep and 33 degree starting zone, with a small steeper section below, maybe 37 to 38 degrees. Avalanche toe was on 28/29 degree slope to the side of our safe zone. The second ran north on the ridgeline on George's with an estimated 3' crown at the ridge a minute or two after the first slide.

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