Avalanche: Smith-Moorehouse

Observer Name
Randy Winzeler
Observation Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Avalanche Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Region
Smith-Moorehouse
Location Name or Route
Shingle Mill Flat
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
175
Vertical
150
Snow Profile Comments
Soft settled snow but very wind affected in exposed area. Crown profile depth ranging from 75cm to 100cm, with a total snowpack depth of 135cm. Hard Windslab failing on 3 cm layer of facets. Most likely overloaded and naturally slid during the southwest wind on Jan 9th & 10th.
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