Avalanche: 10420

Observer Name
Erme Catino
Observation Date
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Region
10420
Location Name or Route
10420
Elevation
9700
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Depth
18"
Width
30
Comments
As I was skinning up the ridge along 10420 (hoping to see some activity), I watched a snowmobiler spook a moose out of the trees. As soon as the moose took a step at the bottom of the slope the whole thing fractured. The slide broke 30cm from the ground, on facets above the crust. The crust was weaker than what I saw the other day near Catherines Pass, but nonetheless had large facets above and below. What was also super interesting was how far the shooting crack went out towards the south end of the slide - probably another 75+ feet. 20181124~1523: SS-SW-R2-D2 - NE aspect off 10420 9700' (approx 30-35 degrees) 30cm from ground on facets; 30' wide x 70' fall.
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