Avalanche: Cutler Ridge

Observer Name
Bill Brandt, Lee Fortin
Observation Date
Monday, December 3, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 3, 2018
Region
Cutler Ridge
Location Name or Route
Ben Lomond Peak, Bailey Cabin
Elevation
9000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
8"
Width
50
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
Moderate winds moving snow onto NE shoulder of Ben Lomond peak. This slide and several others near by only involved wind blown new snow with no apparent stepping down to lower layers. Cracking noted on skin track near natural activity. Poor visibility due to wind and cloud cover.
Coordinates

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