Avalanche: Bear Trap

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Monday, January 7, 2019
Avalanche Date
Monday, January 7, 2019
Region
Bear Trap
Location Name or Route
Bear Trap.... low in canyon
Elevation
8,200'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
36°
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
12"
Width
70'
Vertical
30'
Comments
 
Caught this pocket in the corner of my eye during my exit from Bear Trap today. Winds were all over the place, even penetrating lower elevation terrain we usually consider protected
Nothing earth shattering with this slide... steep and wind loaded, just needed a trigger to roll along from above and initiate. 
Coordinates

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