Avalanche: Cardiff Fork

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Friday, February 8, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, February 8, 2019
Region
Cardiff Fork
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork
Elevation
10,200'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
unknown
Width
60'
Vertical
400'
Comments
Saw this avalanche on the N facing head wall in Cardiac just west of the Keyhole, not sure if it was triggered by someone walking the ridge or from the constant wind loading from S facing Superior, the crown looked to be a couple feet deep 60 ft wide and ran about 400 ft. The wind was loading the N facing lee aspects all day

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