Avalanche: Cardiff Fork

Observer Name
Luke
Observation Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Avalanche Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Region
Cardiff Fork
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork
Elevation
9000
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Width
40
Vertical
500
Comments
Noticed some fresh(ish) slides by Benson & Hedges (or Old Growth Chute if you come in from the top), probably a combo of the consistent winds and storm snow that appeared to have slide last night. Lots of loose sluffs coming off the cliffs in Cardiff made us not so stoked to be in the chute so we rode the apron. Excellent conditions, just enough snow to cover the crust in almost all places, was not bonding too well to that layer however . Good to feel some winter conditions again though, it was windy above 9000' and still dumping.

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