Avalanche: Banana Days

Observer Name
MF
Observation Date
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Region
Banana Days
Location Name or Route
Banana Days / Days Draw
Elevation
10,200'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
200'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments
Trip to Chicken Shit Ridge (up and down) was warm and fun with a couple of whompfs on the down. Saw quite a few days old slides, including a massive one on NE Banana Days (pic 1&2) and Days Draw (pic 3&4). Both looked to have failed on a slick layer (Christmas storm?), not the grounds facets. Days Draw has crowns from the top continually down along edges for as far as one can see from the ridge. Banana Days has multiple crowns at different elevation and debris field is massive and goes fully into flats below (pic 2). There was a small but dangerous slide right at the beginning of the up track on the ridge, also facing NE (pic 5). On a side note, pic 6 shows the multiple slides in George's Bowl including what looks to me to be a bomb, highlighted in photo (WPG?, opinions kept to myself).
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