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Avalanche: Smith-Moorehouse

Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander
Observation Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Region
Smith-Moorehouse
Location Name or Route
smith moorehouse
Elevation
9,900'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
5'
Width
200'
Vertical
60'
Comments

Skier triggered wind slab and broke larger than expected.  Skier initiated at thin part of slab. Skier skied off of slab. 

Comments

A very quick crown profile showed F+  (12") storm snow on top of a very consolidated slab. Pencil to Knife hardness on top of a thin layer of facets. Fists in the upper layer, can't even see where I was poking with my finger and then the facet layer on the bottom. 

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