Avalanche: Scotts Peak

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Region
Scotts Peak
Location Name or Route
Scott’s Peak, Radar Love
Elevation
9,900'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
36°
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4.5'
Width
1,000'
Vertical
700'
Comments
Came across  this avalanche this afternoon, not a whole lot of snow on the bed surface, and between the heavy snowfall and massive wind loading I’d say it happened this morning from a natural cornice drop, their getting massive on the ridge lines. The crown ran from the top of Scott’s Peak across the whole NE facing then propagated across Radar Love Bowl and finally stopped on the SE facing, at least 1000ft wide. The slide pulled out on depth hoar of facets at the ground interface, a lot of this slope has avalanched at least once this year but no where near this big and connected.

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