Avalanche: West Bowl

Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson, Wewer, McLeod
Observation Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Region
West Bowl
Location Name or Route
West Bowl of Silver Fork - north facing shot
Elevation
9900
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Depth Hoar
Depth
2'
Width
100
Snow Profile Comments
One can see the depth hoar at the bottom. DH was 4F- with 1F slab above. 'Profile' dug in terrain with spider-webbed cracks next to actual avalanche.
Comments
Had large, propagating collapses and cracking with no releases prior to the cornice drop.
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