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Avalanche: Cascade Ridge

Observer Name
Staples, Covington, Woodruff
Observation Date
Monday, March 5, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Region
Cascade Ridge
Location Name or Route
near Cascade Saddle
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3"
Width
800'
Vertical
500'
Comments

Spotted this slide along the Cascade ridgeline. Failed just below an obvious stripe of dust in a layer of facets. These facets were not as obvious in the crown near the ridgetop as they were on a lower slope much lower.

I was impressed how far downhill this slab fractured. It's likely that much larger avalanches happened in some of the bigger bowls.

Coordinates

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